Saturday, 8 November 2014
The Zero Theorem (2014)
Its a Terry Gilliam movie. (12 Monkees) If you don't know he was an integral member of Monty Python shame on you. He has made some great movies and some interesting ones. This was one of the interesting ones but more normal than some of his wildest flights of fantasy. The movie is set in the near future. The protagonist played by Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained and Inglorious Bastards). Quohen Leth is an ageing super nerd who punches the clock for the MAN. Of course he is unhappy. Gilliian creates one of his patented high stimulate and spot on commentarys of the world. He has a modern love interest played by French Actress Mélanie Thierry. An enchanting sexpot who can act. Matt Damon has a cameo as The Man. This movie is deep and dark and I have to admit early on I came close to walking out.I concluded this was more a work of art and philosophy about longing, belonging and mortality than a movie. If your a student of the human condition this belongs on your curriculum. Its more disturbing than entertaining although it ends well. Rotten Tomates barely passed it. I am going to have to use Cloud Atlas as a benchmark and give it a decent score. Do not be confused this is a far better movie than Cloud Atlas. It also looks like The MAN made sure no one in America saw it.
Three point seven stars.
Warrning!!This is a movie where you should not watch the trailer! The Man is trying to fuck with you again.