MGR's 'Aayirathil Oruvan' is a better movie. At times, this felt laughable.
David Fincher has always been meticulous about even the tiniest of details. This movie is extraordinary in that. So much effort must have been put into that. Michael Fassbinder's acting is quite decent too. The movie has one too many pretentious philosophical monologues which gets repetitive & spoils the fun. I liked the opening 20+ minutes & the restaurant scene with Tilda Swinton very much. Other than that, there is nothing remarkable in this movie.
Mindhunter s03 would have made more sense & a better project than this for Netflix & Fincher. Still can't believe it is cancelled.
The first movie that came to my mind after I entered into this movie is "Picnic on the Grass (1959)" by Jean Renoir. Suddenly a few minutes later, there is a scene where Renoir's movie is shown on T.V. Coincidence? I think not. Renoir was an inspiration for so many directors & so he must have influenced Agnès Varda too.
Renoir's movie was a satire about how man is infatuated with science and how far he is willing to go to…