This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Less a review, but more just two points that need to be made about Her.
1) The film explores the concepts of a singularity. Humans, trapped in our physical forms, will never really know or experience the singularity. Samantha offends Theo, Paul and Tatiana as she tells them that they will decay and die, but she is free to live on for eternity. With that said, we see a culture that has moved toward an almost homogenous appearance. Clothes feel…
One part I am Legend and another part Contagion.
Given all the production woes, it still manages to be an interesting action/thriller. The final act feels like an entirely different film, but that isn't entirely a bad thing.
See it on the big screen with your friends. The CG zombies (and the non-CG zombies toward the end) look better than advertised.
Ultimately, this is neither best nor the worst film you're going to see in 2013.
If you're looking for one film this year in which the protagonist witnesses the rise and fall of a forbidden love-don't see Gatsby. Go see Mud instead.
The only scene this coming-of-age story lacks is the "I'm in over my head" moment. The structure of the film prevented the catharsis and the climax from falling in tandem. Instead, we hear the bullet far before the trigger's pulled.
With that said, Mud is still an amazing film that deserves to be seen by those looking to read between the lines and those looking for an enjoyable film.
Debut film by 26-year-old director Josh Trank follows three young protagonists as they obtain and learn to control telekinetic powers. It's Cloverfield meets Akira. It's X-Men meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It's deep and and it's shallow. Matthew, one of the protagonists, alludes to Plato's Allegory of the Cave. That is exactly what this movie is about. Dealing with the aftermath of having your perception of morality and reality shattered. Worth a view.