Films that shouldn't work but do.
Inception – No idea if you could wright it down, sails the fine line of mind bendingly complex but not over the edge…
Wow. You and I must have seen a different film. What I saw was a generic fight/flight action flick with some sixth-form-common-room sub-philosophy:
“hey – what if, like, when you woke up, you were, like, still dreaming?”
“Wow. Far out.”
None of that embedded dreams stuff matters to the narrative anyway. The film’s only emotional pull is “quick – the baddies are coming.”
Oooh dose baddies. Dey soo baad.Posted 3 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Right, can any of you Donnie Darko fans honestly say that you understood the intricacies of the plot without recourse to the web?
I like it, but any film that requires research to fully understand the plot has a script, editing and direction that can only be considered as failures.Posted 3 years agoCougarSubscriber
I don’t know about Donnie Darko.
I’ve read enough about it now for it to make sense, but whilst I’m all for a film being complex it should stand alone and not need a website to explain it.
Compare and contrast Momento. Proper noodle-baking movie that rewards a rewatch or twelve, but at least you can unpick it, everything you need to know is in there.
EDIT: ie, what Rusty said.Posted 3 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Complex films are fine.
But great complex films give you all the info required to understand the plot whilst letting you think you’ve done the hard work yourself.
Just for fun, try watching Pulp Fiction in chronological chapter order.Posted 3 years ago
It’s a very different film. 🙂funkrodentSubscriber
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The Lego Movie
I’m still surprised that I agree with this. Saw it at the weekend with the kids, expecting a load of tosh. Instead it was well thought out, surprisingly profound (for the type of film it is) and in lots of places laugh out loud funny.
Would also nominate a Fish Called Wanda (clichéd characters, over-acted, Michael Palin’s stutter) yet still has me weeping with laughter and anything with banjo strumming, ex-actor, Steve Martin in it that is actually funny (Planes/Trains, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Housesitter)..Posted 3 years agoD0NKSubscriber
the Straight story, tried explaining the plot to someone the other day, I don’t think they’ve put it on their to watch list
1) If you consider it as a religious story it’s perfectly reasonable.
How so? (warning, ruin the movie for me and I’ll not be impressed)
The first Matrix film. Nice ideas, which ultimately turns into a superhero film.
matrix 1 was doing just fine right up until she snogged him back to life.
Just for fun, try watching Pulp Fiction in chronological chapter order.
do any of the DVDs offer this, a la memento?Posted 3 years ago
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