How did I not know about this amazing ensemble piece, featuring an all-star cast of my favourite actors AND composers?
Really clever, lovely performances, great music, and a plot that is both minimalistic and complex - this went down so well with me!
On the down side, there is some slightly choppy editing, and I felt the plot tied up a little too nicely in the end.
It feels wrong to slap this movie with a rating without writing a few words about it. Problem is, I don't know what to say.
This is obviously not an average film in any way. The cinematography and sound design are amazing, the overall feel is intense and reminded me of the brilliant Under The Skin.
But, it didn't really speak to me. During the middle part I kind of zoned out, perhaps I simply wasn't in the mood.
*** Part of Lise's "Hal’s Birthday – watch 2001 on Sat Jan 12 2013" project ***
Started watching around 22:00 CET. Consumed a moderate amount of a technically illegal but generally accepted recreational drug. Been several years since my last viewing, I was looking forward to it.
First thought during Dawn of Man sequence: "The history of Man is grand."
What if the monolith wasn't supposed to do anything, except being there? I mean, the mere existence of something…
Everything about this film is a lie. The characters are laughable, their motives absolutely incomprehensible. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character is dumber than a block of wood. The "twist" is a joke. The dialogue is atrocious. Everything that's supposed to be meaningful or empathetic feels manipulative and moronic. It fucking runs for nearly three hours!
It's a film's equivalent to this.