Saw it yesterday and I really wasn’t as impressed as I feel I should have been. It wasn’t complicated, it’s about levels of consciousness. Anyone who’s ever played a multi-level video game or experimented with drugs will get it. I found the non-stop soundtrack and constant drama kind of irritating. Beautiful, but irritating. Like a part-time-modelling film student boyfriend with a lisp.
As for the end, that was just (highlight following text for spoiler:) silly. You have one of two possibilities that were pretty much a given from the first 10 minutes: Either the whole thing is a dream or it isn’t. End of. You want proper beautiful complexity? Read some Baudrillard.
Maybe I missed the point of the film, I’d love it if someone could try to enlighten me without just telling me it’s amazing because they saw it and it was amazing. Granted, it was enjoyable (especially the bits with Jason Phwoardon-Levitt) but amazing? Unless by “amazing” they mean it had a lot of mazes in it. That doesn’t even make any sense.
- Am trying to take a break from serious blogging, as a woman in a shop told me off the other day for being too Westernised and I bought a weird book about African diaspora and am now insanely confused about a lot of things. Basically, I’m trying to listen a bit more in the hope that maybe I’ll learn something. Problem is, people have been telling me how great I am recently and it’s totally going to my head. For this and other reasons, I’m moving back in with my grandparents to gain some wisdom from my wonderful Grandad, who tells it like it is, whether I look like a cow’s arse or not (true story). The man is a legend. Plus it means Granny’s cooking. Epic win!
- Can anyone recommend any decent introductory books to Indian History btw? It’s starting to annoy me that I don’t know anything about it other than my family’s history. I’d love to be able to put that into perspective and actually see why it is important that my great grandfather was awarded the Victoria Cross, or why India is one of the world’s emerging superpowers yet has no welfare system in place to prevent millions living in extreme poverty.
- My hair has now grown to that annoying level of being slightly too short to tie back, but long enough to get in my eyes. Gah! Luckily, in a few week’s time it’ll be long enough to cut into a sharp little bob. I’ll look like Mathilda from Leon but grown up. But I’ll still dress like her, don’t worry.