Like most Nolan films, it really goes down on a rewatch...sadly. Of all of Nolan's work, this really feels that it's not him.
Sure, the high concept and intricate plot are up his alley - and he pulls them off well to dig into the psyche of human consciousness, and at the root of it, finds that greed supersedes often times. But really, most of the action sequences are jarring. Are they good? Yes, but it makes me really think,…
When you're an asshole, you lose your girlfriend.
When you lose your girlfriend, you get drunk at Harvard.
When you get drunk at Harvard, you rant on the Internet.
When you rant on the Internet, you make FaceMash.com.
When you make FaceMash.com, you crash the system.
When the system crashes, twins that row crew ask for your help (you hate crew).
When you hate crew, you steal their idea.
When you steal their idea, it becomes big.
When it becomes…
I re-watched Mud tonight to see if it could live up to my previous viewing. Much like The Place Beyond the Pines, it does add up but it actually improved. TPBTP had one of the greatest acts of the century but faltered after its first 40 minutes. Jeff Nichols’s Mud, however, doesn’t ever really falter at all – consistently great cinema.
What my re-watch showed me, was that it gets the little things right to amplify the big picture of…