Monday, April 06, 2009

The Greatest Movie...

... where a little harmless neighborhood peeping
nearly leads to the total erasure of one man's existence?

Timecrimes (2007)

I really hated the trailer for this movie, so I skipped it in theaters. Then a little later I heard some good stuff and decided to give it a chance. And man am I glad I did, it's terrific.

Smartly keeping its time-traveling story tight in terms of character and plotting, it makes great brain-bending fun out of piecing together it's logic. It starts out a bit rough - I couldn't stand the main character for the first third of the film, and there are moments that even in retrospect don't make much sense as to why people behave certain ways - but once it doubles down and shows its hand it's a whole heck of a lot of fun watching the puzzle lock into place. Highly recommended.

1 comment:

Ross said...

I saw it this weekend too and really enjoyed it. Hopefully this isn't too spoilery, but I liked how it followed the Lost time-travel rules, as spelled out in last week's episode.