Wednesday, March 07, 2007
A Scanner Darkly
Um.... Er.... Brain....starting..to..hurt...
Technically a very interesting film, the whole rotoscoping thing, is pretty well done, although at times looks a little odd, backgrounds start shifting in an odd way with the camera moves.
Some of the scenes with Robert Downey Jr and Woody Harrelson are extremely funny, however everything else is a bit of a non-starter really. Reeve's character is barely engaging, the whole concept of what's going on, gets severely muddied, the themes of paranoia, substance abuse and psychosis still ring through, but as for the narrative....um...
I will watch the special features, but I'm thinking £14.99 was FAR too much for this one, even if it is supposed to be the most faithful PKD adaptation yet.
A Scanner Darkly - 5/10