Bloody hell! Time travel, its consequences and paradoxes are a staple of sci-fi, but I can guarantee you that you will not have seen anything quite like it before, it made my brain hurt and sent my mind into overdrive, with its philosophical implications.
Small budget but with big ideas, this is nothing like the action sci-fi the marketing makes it out to be, rather an intimate drama and cerebral sci-fi which, unusually, still manages to pack a great emotional…
A: slight but fun
B: cheap and stupid
D: suitably Cronenberg-esque and eewww
E: dumb and annoying
F: nicely shot but a bit out of place maybe
G: so, so wrong
I: Brain Dead-esque fun
J: Jesus & Sodom, brilliant
K: so bizarre and disturbing
L: intriguing and original
M: tabloid scare personified, nice punchline
N: no, just no
O: brilliant idea!
P: dire wtf
Q: smart and gross
R: old school German retro
S: de Palma-esque…
Letterboxd is going to be interesting as an external influence is making me watch films I truly do not want to. Such as this. Or in this case, rewatch it. Love. Actually has recently been comprehensively demolished, and rightly so.
Does this deserve its reputation as the worst, most heinous film ever made? Are we being too harsh? Are us, UK based bloggers, too easily giving a pass to American rom-coms while being too severe on their home grown counterparts?…
An exhilarating and exquisite space folly, that is surprisingly involving and enormous fun.
The art direction is more 70's/80's French sci-fi graphic novels (with whom the film shares a punk/queer sensibility) than modern calibrated blockbusters, which is why some will call it "silly".
Proving that they still have the knack for it, the Wachowskis deliver some of the most exciting action scenes of recent memories and some fantastic set pieces (the chase in Chicago, the "eye of Jupiter" section...)