Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Nothing (2003)

Then what's making that shadow?

Genre: Sci-Fi Comedy Fantasy Mystery (Canada)

Starring: David Hewlett (Treed Murray; Pin...), Andrew Miller (Cube)

Directed By: Vincenzo Natali (Cube; Cypher)

Overview: Two men troubled by the world find themselves alone in the universe.

Acting: These are two of the guys from Cube. They're great in this, all neurotic while exploring this new universe of theirs. The supporting cast, for the few moments we see them, do really well in creating a world of strife around our characters. A nice portrayal.
Rating: 7

Cinematography: The look is good. The special effects are great, the house full of the clutter of a shut in, the house itself is neat, wedged into a highway overpass. This is very interesting to look at, very well done.
Rating: 8

Script: "Did we die? We're dead!"
"We can't be dead... We have cable!"

The script has to be good, half the movie is literally surrounded by nothingness. They deliver! It's hilarious and wacky!
Rating: 8

Plot: The plot is totally out there. There two guys face a crisis in their lives and suddenly find themselves alone in the universe with themselves, the turtle and their house. The whole movie is wacky, but the ending especially. Very original concept. I don't want to ruin any of this for you guys, but let's just say cabin fever sets in.
Rating: 8

Mood: The mood is as wacky as the script. I mean it's out there, given that there is just this house floating in emptiness with a couple of dudes and a turtle. I like that they explore their surroundings and answer the odd question that laid in my mind. This was just all round good fun.
Rating: 7

As if! You could totally be making muffins right now.

Overall Rating: 76% (Nothing Sure is Something!)

Aftertaste: What a great little Canadian Film. I was watching my Movies on Demand Channel, which I've been neglecting of late, and saw this title, reminding me that I missed it the first time around at the Bytowne theater. I was glad to see it. It's funny, neat, weird. Good times.