this movie sucked.
Saw it last night, spurred on against myself by all the hype and good reviews. Well, bad decision:
It made no sense.
It was pretty, but empty.
The characters were hardly defined at all.
The world they lived in made next to no sense.
It was a mishmash of a bunch of other things, and not well-synthesized.
It was surprisingly slow in some places.
It did hardly anything new.
I missed all the alleged social commentary (though that may be a result of bad English subtitles).
It’s the first part of a trilogy; it’s learned the wrong lessons from The Matrix trilogy.
It was so pedestrian that I can’t even write a full review of it. I just don’t care enough. That’s not good.
I realized, after leaving the thing and debriefing it with my friend Lee who I saw it with, I haven’t seen a movie that I really loved in about two years (probably not since The Grudge almost made me cry with glee). I mean I movie that I was head-over-heels, embarrassingly passionate about. Or if I did, I can’t remember it.
Strange thing is: I’ve felt that way about more than one TV show in that same period.
Which has led me to this slightly heretical opinion which may make me look like a jackass, but hey it’s what I currently believe: the best current TV series are better than almost every current movie.