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Birdman is a very original .There are really funny moments with intelligent dialogues. if Spike Jonze made it, I would have loved it .His movies have a surrealistic flair but they are coherent too. e.g. Being John malkovich, the adaptation, Her. In my opinion, birdman lacked coherence . There were great shots , but then there were some brief dull moments .
Revising my rating from 3.5 to 4.
It is one of those movies in which totality doesn't matter . It just gets better with time. I think whole movie was a dream. It definitely was a crazy dream. Dreams need not be coherent or have a sense of totality.
Now i get it , now i understand why birdman is super awesome. 4/5
I have not watched this movie ("Them"). Instead of watching ''them", i saw ''him' and then "her". When i watched 'him", Eleanor was sort of mysterious character who appeared and disappeared . Watching ''her' was like getting to know this mysterious character and some insights into her grieving mind. Though both movies are about same events, but focussing on only one of the person made it really unique.
Watching her after him gives viewer a sense of closure. You get to know why eleanor said something. In His : She tells conner that she has forgotten how their child looked like. In Her ; there is brief scene in which she walks into their bedroom and recalls a moment from past. She cant recall the face of her child. So she ask conner how their child looked like. Also, there are differences in the same scenes in Her and Him. That is really special about this movie. Without watching these two movies separately , you cant get the special thing about Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.
So my advice is 1. Watch "His' , then watch 'her' 2. Dont watch 'Them' before watching his and her