Thursday, September 1, 2011

Remember Me - Evil

Okay, I just watched the movie "Remember Me".  I don't know that I would have admitted it to anyone - it stars Robert Pattinson and Pierce Brosnan and that blonde from LOST - except for the fact that I feel so betrayed.  I can't remember the last time a movie did this to me.  ARGH!

So it's a drama - full of conflict and brooding (just what you would expect from the guy who played Edward in Twilight).  The movie follows a pretty predictable road and everything is looking up.  It is time for resolution and Tyler (Pattinson) smiles for the first time in the movie.  I was emotionally geared for a happy ending.

Then it happened.  As quickly and easily as a camera pan across a blackboard I was sent reeling and felt literally knots in my stomach.  All of a sudden it became clear that the purpose of the movie, the true subject/theme was not at all what I thought.  I had been set up for over an hour to communicate something in the last ten minutes.  They achieved everything they intended and it was powerful.

So, there you go.  I feel better.  I need to walk and breathe.
Maybe a bowl of ice cream. . .

***** added *******
Now that I think about it, hopelessness and the perceived meaninglessness of life was the pervasive theme of the whole thing.  It was awful.  Don't ever watch it.  Seriously.


Anonymous said...

You are much more perceptive than I am. I totally didn't get that. When I saw it, I thought it was a cheap, trampy movie with a loser guy, who comes from a broken, dysfunctional family, makes poor choices for most of the film-drinking, sleeping around, fighting, etc, mistake after mistake, and then the writers are gonna try to "redeem" the plot (and his life)by using a historic event in the last scene, and therefore try to grab an oscar. I have to say, I will probably never watch that movie again. I feel like I lost an hour and a half of my life that I will never get back. But you have great thinking, and I am probably in need of a paradigm shift. :-)

Stacy R

amy said...

beck, totally felt the same way!!

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Emily said...

I hated that movie! I was literally mad at the end that I'd wasted time watching it!

Marly said...

Oh I really liked this movie... I think I felt the same way then cried!