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on: December 22, 2019, 01:06:59 AM

Christopher Nolan's latest mind fuck opens in July:


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Reply #1 on: December 22, 2019, 01:07:43 AM

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Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 07:58:20 PM

They had a preview of the first 10 minutes when I saw Rise of Skywalker. Yeah, gonna catch this one in IMAX, something Iím sad I didnít do with Inception.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 02:03:24 PM

So I went and saw this to night.  No need to see it in IMAX really. Movie was not my favorite by Nolan by a long shot, but it was good enough. Too pretentious and relying on forcing the show forward with the cutting and music. But I do like the Faustian inspiration he drew upon in the plot.
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Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 02:18:19 PM

Christopher Nolan's timetwisting thriller. It's Inceptionier than Inception. It's Arrivalsier than Arrivals. It's a fucking mess.

The core conceit of the film is 'inversion' a process where some things or people can be moving backwards in time while other things are moving forwards. The film doesn't try to explain this, there's maybe a couple of sentences of bullshit but then everyone shrugs and goes 'shit be weird yo.' Honestly, that's fine, if we're going to see a thriller, I don't want a quantum physics lesson at the start.

What this means in practice is that you get to see most of each action scene twice running backwards and forwards. You get to see the effects of things that ahven't been caused yet and people reacting to those but it's not clear what's happening or to who, or why. Nothing is really explained, the characters obsess over specific details of larger plans for no apparent reason, and then those details are never returned to again.

I guess you probably need to watch it a few times to make all the connections, but I have no interest in sitting through it again. I pretty much checked ot as soon as the talking stopped. It was just a mess.

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Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 08:23:18 PM

More pretensious than Inception? Hard pass.
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Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 01:39:59 AM

Big reveal here.. so skip over if you havent seen the film.

This plot is almost as thick and ungraspable as the german TV series Dark. As Iain says itīs really light on explanations and very messy. It needs to be viewed through the right prism to make any sense. But when we have the right prism or key, the story I suspect is propably as easy to grasp as the locks in the film where to open by our protagonist.
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Reply #7 on: December 25, 2020, 05:20:43 PM

Even if you understand this it's still not very good. Trying to top the inception rotating hallway fight scene with the forwards and backwards hallway fight scene was a noble attempt but it just ended up looking like two guys lighting shoving each other.

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