Thursday, December 29, 2005

Movie Review: Nothing

Tagline: "No, seriously... where did everyone go?"

Made by the writer, director, producer, and a significant chunk of the cast of the indue cult favorite "Cube", Nothing heads in the direct opposite direction. Instead of gripping psychodrama and unrelenting tension about a bizarre, inexplicable alien environment, this movie is all about the gripping psychodrama and goofy insanity of a bizarre, inexplicable alien environment. 90% of the movie is simply the two characters, Dave and Andrew, talking back and forth, while wandering through the Nothing, or through Andrew's AWESOME house. Fun fact: no scrap of internal wall is shown in the movie, since EVERY wall surface is covered with SOMETHING.

It would have been hard to make a movie where half the shots take place in a white void, and yet with skillful storyboarding and cinematography, you barely even notice the monotony. You're focusing everything on the two main characters, watching them slowly go crazy, go sane, go crazy, go sane, and then crazy again. As with Cube, the void is never explained. Why they can breathe is never explained. Why the floor of the void is bouncy like Tofu is never explained (although the characters try, with hilarious results).

If you like movies that can just be summed up as "peculiar", and which you're fairly certain most of your friends wouldn't understand, then rent Nothing.

8.75 out of 10. If you like the wierd shit, this is a must-have.


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