A film not for everyone much like DeLillo's work but worth a curious watch at the least.
8 January 2014
Excerpt: This latest film by director David Cronenberg, coming in on the back of "A Dangerous Method" sees him back on more familiar ground as he returns with his adaptation of Don DeLillo's titular novel, which follows Robert Pattison's 28 year old Billionaire asset manager Eric Packer, as he travels across New York in his impenetrable stretch limo to get a haircut at his childhood barber.
Conclusion: Pretentious in in the extreme, just like the book on which it was based. It attempts satire, but all characters could be the same person (that's the satire!) just talk @ each other. 75% of the film is set in a Limousine. Conflict near non-existent, and the end is so flaccid it just beggars belief. One person in the cinema showing I attended snorted awake halfway through. Neat idea/ satirical concept boringly done; totally unrewarding.
Deep, cerebral, thought provoking study of human nature.
24 January 2013
Conclusion: If you're looking for Edward Cullen here then don't buy this DVD. This is a stark study of a jaded, dissolute, overly rich young man who is bored with his life and the sycophants he needs but detests. This is not a movie to watch in part and then say you stopped watching because it was boring or whatever other emotion it inspires in you. It really is necessary to watch the entire movie to make a judgement.
Dark, damp, difficult yet with intriguing moments, with a surprising performance from Pattinson
8 August 2012
Excerpt: Robert Pattinson must be a busy man thanks to what must be a tight schedule taking on the lead role of the worldwide phenomenon, the "Twilight" franchise as that moody vampire. During his spare time though it seems, he is trying to distance himself from the vampire role as far as possible. And he has managed just that in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," a highly challenging, dense and wordy piece that simply cannot be summed up into a mere sentence or two.
Summary: Inhalt Ein reicher Broker lässt sich in seiner weißen Limousine durch Manhattan chauffieren. Kongeniale Adaption des Romans von Don DeLillo, dessen literarische Bildersprache in ein atmosphärisch aseptisches Kammerspiel transferiert wird. Dabei wird die raumschiffgleiche Limousine zur zentralen Metapher für den Niedergang der "i-Ökonomie".
Summary: Hätte Colin Farrell nicht für die Rolle von „Total Recall“ vorgesprochen hätte er in dem 100 Minuten Film mitgespielt, meine Güte war der langweilig. Marion Cotillard war auch für die Rolle vorgesehen bekam die Rolle aber nicht weil sie schwanger war, dann Noomi Rapace und Keira Knightley hätten eine Hauptrolle kriegen sollen, aber die waren für andere Projekte verpflichtet.