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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.

5 comments:

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!!

porternews said...

Agreed.

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!