Posts Tagged ‘Complex’

Spider 4.5/5

Posted: February 9, 2014 in Film Review
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Yet another fantastic David Cronenberg film here. This one is quite complex and definitely leaves you thinking. It’s about a guy who is trying to piece together his memories while boarding at a half way house for mentally disturbed people. It stars Ralph Fiennes as the main character and he is amazing in this role. While in the half way house he writes notes while trying to remember events from his childhood. The flashbacks are really interesting and leave many questions in your head as you are watching them.


The film is really clever and I actually feel like it needs a 2nd watch. It’s clever because on the outset the plot is pretty simple yet its extremely complex at the same time, this makes it really quite special and unique. It almost feels like a puzzle when you watch it. You are drawn into the same task as the lead character, and that is to piece the events together.


Cronenbergs films are always fascinating works of art and I have enjoyed every one of them. I am getting nearer the end of his career now and will be sad when I have finished his films.



Now I will start this review by saying that I have already seen this movie before. I really felt like watching it again and when spending a saturday with my lady and Gaibrow and her fella. We all decided we would re watch it after going out.  Now Christopher Nolan is one hell of a director and story writer. In fact he is probably the best director making films today. Every film he has done has been amazing and thought-provoking. This is a multi layered, complex heist story where a team of dream stealers are hired to perform Inception. which means that instead of stealing an idea or secret, they are asked to plant one. Leonardo Di Caprio plays Dom Cobb who is an expert at dream stealing, but has issues of his own. He is not allowed to enter the US as he is facing a murder charge of his wife.  He is offered a clean slate by a very powerful businessman called Saito, if he can perform Inception on a rival businessman  Robert Fischer, to get Fischer to disintegrate his father’s company.


He starts putting together a team of people. He needs an architect, who is someone who can design the layers of dreams they need to use to plant the seed that will ultimately make Fischer think he had the idea himself. This is an extremely complex movie but by god it works so well. The acting, action, story, special effects and direction are awesome.


I love how this movie deals with emotional issues and the subconscious. It’s such a clever movie that requires repeat viewings. You will feel at times a little lost within it all but I think that’s part of the journey. The overall look of the movie is absolutely beautiful, top class cinematography.


I don’t often use the word masterpiece unless it’s deserved, but this is definitely a masterpiece. I just don’t get how Christopher Nolan can be so consistent. Every film I have seen of his has just been a great cinema experience. I look forward to every project he is involved in. This is definitely a must see.