Didn't Arnold already do this movie?
Great psychological thriller about a man who discovers his doppelganger in a movie. Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favorite working actors.
nein.....he was Arnold Braunschweiger
A war is coming, I've seen it in my dreams. Fires sweeping over the Earth, bodies in the streets, cities turned to dust... retaliation.
Hollywood is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until everything you love is dead.
I had high hopes for The Double but it was so dull.
Just gave this a watch, either it was completely over my head (and brilliant) or its a horrible movie, im not quite sure which.
The ending of this movie will hit you like a ton of bricks. I loved the movie, wife hated it. Lots of subtleties in this movie.
NB: By Denis Villeneuve, who also made Prisoners, based on a book by portuguese literature Nobel price recipient Josť Saramago.
Saw it. Fucking hate that filter on everything. I 100% understand why it's there and it works well, but fuck just watching the screen makes me want to blow my brains out.
Pretty good, wish there was a bit more resolution, but I'm sure that's just the point.
Just watched it after it being recommended to me by the Red Letter Media guys, and I really liked it. The ending indeed hit my like a ton of bricks, and while I kind of got the gist of what the movie was trying to say after just watching it, there were certain elements, the ended theme included, that weren't made clear until I had someone explain it directly to my face. If you haven't yet, watch the other movie by this director as well, it being Prisoners. It stars Gyllenhaal as well, and he does an equally amazing job in it too.
Prisoners is the best fucking movie in the past 3-4 years.
I suppose he's the new David Lynch? The atmosphere of this movie was fantastic, but I can't help like feeling the entire thing was just an intellectual exercise. Something about the pacing combined with the... it's hard to say exactly what my complaint is, but I do have a very real complaint about the movie. Obviously the characters are surreal, the entire movie is, but the mix was irritating. Just irritating. I guess that's what the Redletter guys meant when they said, "Anxious". That's a kind way to phrase it, but "irritating" is more truthful, to me. You can watch it being constructed around you which is almost always a negative attribute or incompetence... but he turns that to an advantage. Somehow.
I have to admit it was a good movie. I didn't care for it a great deal... but you know, I don't think I was supposed to. And that's not a sophomoric artsy excuse. It was pointed. It is an artsy movie, but in the good way.
Yeah. Good movie. And even with the filter it was beautiful while bleak.
I think Dennis converted himself a fanboy.
I guess my complaint really was that
Yeah, I skimmed it and it seems about what I took from it as well.
Wasn't a fan of the movie.
Maybe its just not an emotion I've experienced so don't "get" it.
but, watching this, and the reviews, I feel like, if you HAVE to use an interview the director to explain the fucking spiders, and the point of the movie, then the director fucked up.
I shouldn't need outside material to give context to your movie.
Thinking about it the day after I like it even less than when I finished it. I tend to have a soft spot for films that are slow and odd but this one just didn't have enough going on.
He has dissociative identity disorder. I thought it was fairly obvious by the end of the movie.
I don't think it was misdirection, I think it is meant to show the dual nature of this guy, or every guy really. When he is with his pregnant spider-alien queen wife, he wants out, he is trapped. When he is out, he wants in. History Jake is fascinated by Actor Jake and his life. Finding him was part of that. The 'how' or him finding Actor Jake doesn't matter as much as the 'why', but the 'how' is there, and even that is entwined with the story in the sex club bit. Hell, even the idea of him being an actor is symbolic.
I do agree, though, about the sigh, Perfect ending for this movie. I have no desire to really rewatch this movie, where I always rewatch Lynch movies, so I don't know if maybe I just got it and that's it or if that means the movie doesn't hold up, idk.
I did find the scene of the gigantic spider slowly walking through Toronto to be chilling. Something about it stuck in my noodle more than any of the other crap including the ending. The only thing I could think of with the ending was "why does she look scared?" Even the opening wasn't very effective. We are way past the time where you need a secret Eyes Wide Shut style club if you want to watch women in stiletto heels squish things.
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