Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dark City

good, not great sci-fi thriller

alex proyas' thriller dark city is pretty good. the story involves aliens who have taken control of humans and their city is nothing but fabricated reality. they do this in order to understand humans, and see what their soul is, because they are dying. this is all pretty good and original (even before the matrix), just the execution wasn't as good as i had hoped. there is style, and good actors, william hurt, jennifer connoly, and keifer sutherland... but the story drags a bit and the main character is too creepy to care that much about. he's a good actor, just not that great at being the hero, or even antihero. not to mention that the film is entirely in darkness. it is "dark city" after all.

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