Monday, 12 January 2015

The 0 Theorem

Hey, it's Terry Gilliam! It's bound to be good! Although going into this I wasn't sure what to expect.

So an insular computer programmer (what other kind is there?) gets permission to work at home, as long as he works on proving the Zero Theorem... which is about proving everything is nothing. However, he gets distracted by a wacky band of characters who bring him out of his shell and totally ruin any sense of productivity he has. Then, because everyone is probably already thinking of Brazil anyway, everything goes weird at the end.

On the performance from we have Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry, David Tweliss... and Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton pop by. However, outclassing all the peoples, are the sets. Big expansive sets, and large pieces of technology that looks more intent of being impressive to look at than practical. And the effects... coding is like playing a computer game now? Only badly? And with a too bulky joypad? Well, it's pretty.

I can't say I got as much out of this as I might hope for, but I have seen it now.


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