Zero Theorem reviews (continued)
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Quote:The Zero Theorem is a messy mélange of broad pratfalls, challenged idealism, dark satire, and expansive, indeed cosmic allegory - but it also cannot escape being seen as a kind of Brazil vers. 2.0, as though Gilliam has, much like his romantic antihero, become trapped in the loop of his own fantasy. Of course, no one is more entitled to appropriate the imagery and ideas of Gilliam's Brazil than Gilliam himself - but the fact remains that The Zero Theorem, despite occasional flashes of eccentric brilliance, feels mostly like a somewhat subpar Gilliam rip-off. Meanwhile, Richard Ayoade's The Double, which by a peculiar scheduling fluke screened for press at the London Film Festival immediately after The Zero Theorem, seems - with its drab bureaucracies, its retro-Fifties veneer and its prominent ducts - so much more like the real thing. Still, illusion and its desperate maintenance are, after all, Gilliam's key themes - as well as his film's extraordinarily bittersweet endpoint.
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Zero Theorem reviews (continued) - by cclark - 09-21-2013, 02:08 AM
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RE: Zero Theorem reviews (continued) - by cclark - 09-27-2013, 04:07 PM
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