717594, beautiful film. Villeneuve stays undefeated.|
Posted by will_5198, Thu Nov-17-16 05:14 PM
Doctor Manhattan vibes, the obvious Contact parallel, and even a bit of Nolan to the third act, but it all comes together extremely well.
I was surprisingly moved, and reminded of the words from another director:
"As if Japan weren't small enough to begin with, I fail to understand why it is necessary to think of it in even smaller units. No matter where I go in the world, although I can't speak any foreign language, I don't feel out of place. I think of the earth as my home. If everyone thought this way, people might notice just how foolish international friction is, and they would put an end to it. We are, after all, at a point where it is almost narrow-minded to think merely in geocentric terms. Human beings have launched satellites into outer space, and yet they still grovel on earth looking at their own feet like wild dogs. What is to become of our planet?" (c) Akira Kurosawa