The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Not much of a story, but the execution is interesting.
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A triumph of style and technological innovation, but a failure in terms of storytelling.
As gimmicky as that sounds, what's most amazing about the enterprise is how well it works.
Everything Figgis tries to do in Time Code, Warhol did three decades ago.
Apart from its technological originality, Time Code is almost completely uninteresting.
For those who just want a good story and to heck with exploring brave new worlds of cinema, Time Code may seem like Time Cod-liver Oil.
With Time Code, there is always a danger that you are watching the wrong corner.
a fascinating introduction to innovative film technique
The film's raison d'etre is its technique.
What fails it is the generic, banal storyline.
This gimmicky experimental film from Mike Figgis ("Leaving Las Vegas") isn't worth the film it's on...
A big pretentious joke.
Four times better than most multiplex fare.
As an experiment its admirable; an impressive feat of handheld camera work and improvisation. Unfortunately, Timecode really fails where it matters - telling a compelling story. The actors' performances also fall apart towards the end, and the entire thing becomes far more comical than it was supposed to be. But let's be honest - this film isn't nearly revolutionary. It's an ambitious gimmick, and one that only sometimes succeeds.
Hmmm. I'd like to see this film re-made with a different cast and plot and director and producer and DP and screenwriter and sound guy and editor. The idea is cool: four things happening at once split on the screen in four ways, and they are all continuous shots in real time. Could be awesome, but...epic fail.
Timecode should be hailed as a masterpiece of complex cinematic techniques. The film is shot through 4 different cameras, each one consisting of one single take. Each camera is screened at the same time, taking up a quarter of the screen. What may seem pretentious, it kind of is even the film itself points this out, demonstrates how film can still be a mind blowing experience without CGI etc. The actors are all remarkable, each one improvising there way around the final film. Another amazing fact is the timing and how everything runs perfectly. It takes a while to get used to the four screens but soon you get used to it. Watching the screen with sound at that particular time but watching the other screens out of the corner of your eye. Thumbs up to the camera men who I don't think got caught in a reflexion once. The story itself is also rather interesting, mostly as we get to see what minor characters do when not being filmed or at the center of attention. Multiple viewings will serve this film very well.
An interesting experiment in filmmaking, but bad acting and a dull story made it less watchable.
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