Intruiging chamber piece that is no doubt warranting numerous comparisons to Primer. its essentially low fi mumblecore sci fi, and either you've shut the page by now or you're intruiged enough to watch it.
Unlike Primer, it does eventually relent and feed the audience a smattering of answers, enough that most viewers ought to put the remaining pieces of the jigsaw together.
Originally i was irked by the way the handicams phased in and out of focus, but i'm now…
Yes, there is an embarrassing amount of fecal subject matter, profane language, and crass stereotyping of both Aussies and Poms, but do you know what, there are some moments which are actually very funny. poignant even.
The Inbetweeners has the nouse to know all of its leads are awful people, its just that everyone else appears to be worse. That in itself is an intrisically British ninja-level of cynicism and self hatred, and ever so briefly it made me feel a little bit homesick for the small island full of miserable pillocks.
Due to my sometimes contrarian nature, when critics gang up on a movie and give it a good drubbing, i will look to find something positive to say about it- it cant be THAT bad after all, and often the consensus is diametrically opposed to my own opinion - Cloud Atlas, Man of Steel and Prometheus being recent examples that spring to mind.
So, it was with a trepidatious sense of excitement and anticipation that i watched After Earth, looking…