This NETFLIX prod has 1 asset: a story with a mute hero. From there, D. JONES (Source Code, another good story ending up in an average movie) made an endless B series, full of clichés. Looks like a cheap BLADE RUNNER or LEON (BESSON). SKARSGARD does his best, for his Leo character, but it's a lost cause. == Un atout: le héros muet. Mais ce bon sujet devient 1 série B interminable, pleine de clichés. Une cause perdue.
TV. Well, the future is, again and again, Blade Runnerish, men are still naturally heterosexual and safely homophobic, gays still a thematic minority and a punk-cybernetic variation of the transvestite, women continue to be beaten up and the most uninteresting and shaggy banalities remain in the narrative code of fiction, as dense as derisory. The future was yesterday, but more kitsch.
Somewhere within the wreckage of its glossy cyberpunk excess there's a mean & gritty contemporary-set London-based noir film struggling to get out. The germ of the initial narrative, its haunted world of nightclubs & hotel rooms, its spiralling mystery & brutal supporting players are each compelling, but the delivery feels more like a first draft. All the themes & ideas are here but expressed without nuance or depth.
A good but bewildering future noir with a stellar turn from Rudd. Shame that Skarsgard it horribly miscast and while he tries his best he is quite useless and never gives Leo the depth he certainly is intended to have. Production work is solid but sometimes feels like a bad 90´s homage to Blade Runner. The score however is top drawer. The plot is slow but I kinda got into it and was intrigued. Surely flawed but cool!
I get all the hate towards MUTE but this is exactly the kind of film that Netflix should (and I hope will) always embrace: films that will pissed every major studio head with it's total weirdness and slowness.
în timp ce vedeam "Mute," m-am găsit că gîndesc "Ce e o parodie de "Blade Runner 2049?"" "Ce naiba Paul Radd face?" "Ce dracu' se îmtîmpra cu Dancan Jones?" "De ce eu văd așa de inegal, teribil și afurisita de plictisitor film?" DE CE?????// この"Mute"を観ている間中"何故こんな映画が作られた？" "この「ブレードランナー2049」のパクリみたいな映画は何だ？" "ポール・ラッドは一体何やってるんだ？" "一体ダンカン・ジョーンズに何が起こったんだ？" "何でこんなバランス悪くて酷くて、クソつまんない映画を観てるんだ？"という疑問が頭に思い浮かぶばかりだった。何でなんだ？
Paul Rudd's Cactus Bill is a great character with a potentially fascinating story: loyalties divided between the mob, the army, his daughter, his friend and his own selfishness. This particular film collapses spectacularly around him, with boring dialogue, characters and copycat cityscapes, plus an astonishingly misjudged subplot. An unwatchable turkey.