Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Sauce Code

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality... yeah, another movie about what is real, what is artificial reality?

In set A, Jake plays a teacher that is trying to stop a train from blowing up. In set B, Jake is a captain, trying to work out why he's continually on set A. And then set C has people presenting lots of different explanations about what is going on. And going around those three sets makes up the movie.

To be honest, I already knew the big reveal before it happened, and they really don't examine the full implications of it. The last reveal should have been the start of an epic movie, instead of the end of this luke warm action movie. Not that I'm wanting a sequel (not at all), but there could have been something better done with that premise (which is the third or fourth explanation for what is going on, so possibly a last minute tacked on story note anyway...).

Of the case... I thought Vera Farmiga did a great job, the rest were... adequate. (Just seen the cast list again and noticed 'Coffee Mug Lady' and 'Soda Can Guy'... classic cast listing techniques, and demonstrates their role in the well thought out movie narrative.)

Not that great a movie. Jake Gyllenhaal fans probably quite like it, and the rest of us can check it out if time permits.


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