Thursday, June 30, 2011
Well, I didn't think it was very good, anyway, although a lot of people will disagree with that opinion since it has become something of a cult film. Although a cult film, by definition, is one that is still mostly unpopular, often for valid reasons. Most people will probably be put off by the labyrinthine story that challenges the audience to think and follow along very carefully. Me, I just didn't like it because it was boring and ultimately pointless. I didn't really like this characters, I didn't find their work interesting, and I never really bought into the concept that there was any real moral dilemmas at stake, even though the characters all acted dramatically and thought very important issues were being discussed.
It's well worth checking out, however, if you are into hard science fiction or just want to see a completely new take on a story about the invention of a time machine, since the device in this movie is one of the best I've ever seen in the genre. It just doesn't have a very interesting plot, and the entire thing is filmed in such a cold, removed way that I never really found it interesting and engaging. I liked it enough to watch the entire film, however, even though I never really liked it nor even enjoyed what was going on most of the time.