The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The movie is like Manhattan with mobile phones, and in fact the idea of constructing one's own reality fits right in with the Woody Allenesque tone.
Creative Control looks more interesting than it is.
While it hits some of the usual sci-fi tropes, Creative Control's center of gravity isn't tech itself, but the relationships of those who use it.
Even after establishing David as a panicky wreck addicted to his morning Xanax chewables and evening booze, the movie doesn't dramatize his ensuing breakdown so that it makes sense or generates much sympathy.
At times, I felt like I was out on a date with "Creative Control," only to find the movie kept checking its hair in the mirror every five minutes.
Like Antonioni, Dickinson is less interested in narrative structure and character development, but there's a problem here: He has nothing new to say about technology, alienation and the lost art of romance.
There is no depth. [Full Review in Spanish]
Bits of (virtual) reality in a very interesting hipster satire. [Full review in Spanish]
The people in this future are shallow, selfish and depressing.
As technology causes humans to drift further apart emotionally, that's a problem the film itself can't reconcile.
Shot in black-and-white, with some smartly strategic use of color, Creative Control has a sleek, polished look that belies its indie beginnings.
It's not easy to make a satire like this without crankiness, or to bring a new talent to the buckshotting of that sitting duck known as Nouveau Brooklyn, where "Namaste" is the Tibetan word for "f--- you."
A wannabe mover and shaker in NYC is shocked, shocked I tell you, when the latest piece of high tech wunderbar creates the girl of his fantasies. Later on he is even more shocked when he begins to suspect that she isn't real. Oy.
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