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What was the point in this? Full of the usual problems regarding the reductive gender cliches (and the excuse of it being some kind of bastard of noir and the hard-boiled story holds less stock now than it did a decade ago). The original stories were an attempt to bring something new to the table - it's just a shame they were both so lamentable
Guy Pearce is great in this understated role as a man living on the edge of a dystopian existence where nothing has any worth any more. The film lacks a sense of direction at times, but the first 25 mins were gripping
Despite being a disjointed mess of a film, there were some interesting ideas being addressed here, from the digitisation of actors as the evolution of cinema to some futuristic chemical-induced fantasy world of the interior mind as the ultimate end for entrainment. A bleak and depressing film.
This felt like it was trying to be two different and competing films: one being some bizarre art-house film akin to Aronofsky's The Fountain; and the other being a Peter Jackson-esque fantasy film. I was thankful it decided to paint the biblical stuff as if it is fantasy - this was perfectly suitable given the source material. The film just seemed to lack an emotional centre or resonance. It looked nice enough though.