Sunday, August 27

Film: A Scanner Darkly Click for more info

If you've seen trailers for A Scanner Darkly already then you'll know all about it's weird and wonderful rotoscoping animation effect. To be honest this didn't really add to the film much in that it was a fine concept on it's own. On the other hand, perhaps I wouldn't have enjoyed this film as much if it was made in a more traditional manner.

There's not really much to say about the acting, especially since it's difficult to tell where the actors end and the style of the movie ends. Having said that, I thought that Downey Jr was brilliant and rose above the other characters (with Reeves especially playing the same ol' character he usually does. "Woah").

Out there and confusing, you really should make sure you're alert and concentrating if you choose to watch this. It's not difficult to follow in the same way, say, a murder mystery is, but instead due to the way a lot of the subtext is omitted. This is totally deliberate and in this way those that are watching feel as lost and confused as the characters in the film were.

So yes, it's a bit of a challenge to get out of this flick knowing what exactly happened in it. It's very much worth the challenge though, so I'll recommend that you go check it out. Just make sure you've had a good night's sleep before you do.