A futuristic thriller about a man who wakes up to find he is wanted for brutal murders he doesn’t remember. Haunted by mysterious beings who stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the riddle of his identity.
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This has failed to crack the top 1000 over at TSPDT, which is a crime. This film is absolutely gorgeous, and well acted. I don't know why other people don't like it, and I'm not willing to read negative criticism on this film. Take that.
Not nearly as concise and perfectly plotted as The Matrix, nor does it really conclude with as meaningful of a message, but none-the-less I did find it to be an interesting meditation on the power of the mind and the way we interpret reality as we exist within it. Stunning imagery.
There's one great movie in every director. For Alex Proyas (now a bonafide Hollywood hack), there were two: THE CROW and DARK CITY. Noir-acolyte and co-writer Lem Dobbs said it best when he called DARK CITY "a pastiche". The Director's Cut is a more somber affair, toning down Trevor Jones' extravagant score and judiciously removing exposition. Films like DARK CITY are emblematic of cinéma fantastique. Iconic, fun.
A stellar movie where film noir, surrealism and sci-fi makes great bed fellows. The visuals and score are wonderful and the acting is mostly great albeit a bit stale in parts. I really liked the plot and it takes you on a wild ride. Proyas direction is very on point and he has never bettered this effort.
The ultimate little-known genre gem; a highly inventive and imaginative early Proyas film. You'd think watching it the guy had loads of great films ahead of him. Not really. Also, I'll sway with you anytime, Jennifer Connolly. :$
A nice throwback to the old German expressionist films, I love Proyas' taste for the melodramatic and visually sumptuous. This was the movie that The Matrix and Inception tried to be, but failed to be because the filmmakers weren't daring enough. I loved the colors; the use of blue, green, red, and deep purple. However I couldn't get on board with the idea that they were on a spaceship the whole time. Too depressing.
A little bit too slow for the pacing on the introduction part but picks up nicely later on. Love the concept and the idea. Highly original and rich in dark atmosphere and visual splendor. The movie plays mind games and puzzles that motivate the viewers. Love the twists aswell!