And since he seems to know so much about the time/space continuum and time travel, maybe he really could pay me back. Of course I’m speaking about Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales. Let me preface by saying I really wanted to like this movie. I’m a moderate fan of Kelly’s Donnie Darko (although the more times I see it, the less I like it) and Southland Tales looked like it’d be worth a viewing…interesting plot, decent cast, dare I say I was excited? Southland Tales has a ton of recognizable actors in small parts and cameos, which is great fun. But after twenty minutes the fun slows and the incredibly convoluted plot unravels into a goofy mess of grandiose symbolism. Or maybe I’m reading too much into it, or maybe I’m too dumb to appreciate the subtle storytelling in this amazing work of art…either way, I don’t care. Unlike Donnie Darko, Southland Tales is void of emotion and that is what makes this film hard to care about…I mean the world is ending and I was more concerned with the possibility of Tony Danza popping up in a cameo role. On a positive note, Eli Roth has a quick cameo where he gets shot while on the toilet…ya know, so that was cool. Anyway, if you saw this movie and “got it”, please send me an email and shed some light on it for me.
Richard Kelly owes me 144 minutes of my life back
And since he seems to know so much about the time/space continuum and time travel, maybe he really could pay me back. Of course I’m speaking about Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales. Let me p
Published on April 7, 2008 | Filed under Review
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