Friday, October 21, 2016

Dark City (1998)- Not "horror" BUT Terrifying




In the opening scene, a man wakes in a room naked and confused.  He breaks a fish bowl containing a single gold fish..  THAT is the crux of the movie.  What a great movie it is too.

Mr. Murdoch exists in an experiment orchestrated by the Strangers and Dr. Shreber.  The Strangers are a race that is in decline and close to extinction.  They have learned to put humans to sleep and alter reality, they call it Tuning.  The scene where you see the city morph to something new is amazing.  Slowly, Mr. Murdoch begins to unravel the "fish bowl" and expose the Strangers (through Dr. Shreber's help).  This is a big movie, dark and glorious.

I cannot say enough about the movie.  It is a combination of film noir, Dr Who, Paranoia nightmare, 1984, and Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer all rolled into one.  You can compare The Matrix with Dark City, and The Matrix comes up way short..  And Jennifer Connelly is MUCH hotter than Carrie-Anne Moss (aka, the chick who needs to eat a sandwich)

On duty tonight, so lots of movies to watch.. :-)

6 comments:

DKC said...

Look, stop making me look bad!

Drew Tanzosh said...

No, you are making yourself look bad. Don't blame your slackerness on others, own it.

JPX said...

Yes, Drew! She has slacked before and blamed other things as a reason! Go Drew! Keep shaming her! Watch some movies already, DCD!

Drew Tanzosh said...

Even gave her a chance to review two other movies today, she was passed out on the couch. Slacker won...

DKC said...

Hush up, both of you!

JPX said...

"she was passed out on the couch" Haha, that is so her.