Posted on 8/06/07 02:44 PM
The first movie by Christopher Nolan I ever saw was Insomnia, which exceeded my expectations. Then came Batman Begins and The Prestige, films that I enjoyed more than Insomnia and became some of my alltime favorites. I however never saw his first real effort as a filmmaker, so I set out to see Memento. I literally just got done watching it about 20 minutes ago and I just had to talk about it. I thought it was easily one of the best crime-dramas I've ever seen and one of the best overall films I've ever seen. The backwards narrative, the plot twists, and the established characters all made it very enjoyable. I found it very easy to become engrossed in Leonard's life and feel sorrow for him and his predicament. I saw how easily manipulated he is and how little he actually knows about his life. When I started the movie I knew pretty much what the plot was: guy who has short term memory loss tries to get revenge on his wife's killer. I never knew that the twist in the end would be so great and completely change they way you feel about the characters. Christopher Nolan can do no wrong and Memento is one of the films that exemplifies that.