There is a lot of HATE for this film, huh? For what it’s worth, I can understand why people reacted negatively to this, but I think that’s been amplified in a really bizarre way that Mute isn’t really deserving of. For the most part it seems Jones et al. bit off more than they could chew, because there’s a lot of interesting ideas floating about here.
There is a decent film underneath this meandering, non-dynamic mess. I'm sure there is. The world here feels like an European take on dystopian future made 15 years ago. Decent ideas here and there get bogged down with cliches, stereotypes and sheer boredom. The misogynist & pedophiley vibes here are weird and unnecessary. Paul Rudd with his bubblegumplay and 'stache pull it from "a horrible mess" to "just meh".
There is no reason for it to being set in futuristic Europe. There is no reason for the protagonist to be a mute Amish!? There is no reason for female antagonist to disappear and die. There is no reason for Sam Rockwell's cameo. There is no reason for little mute-ish girl being around and dad's pedophile-ish friend nearby. There is no reason for any of this rather than Netflix burning some extra cash.
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.
So Netflix's latest vocation is to revive the Europudding? This is a godawful mess, an inexplicable adaptation of a juvenile script that was rightly rejected by everyone for over 15 years. The futuristic setting is redundant and every plot reveal is thudderingly dull. What I can't understand is why a talented director like Duncan Jones got involved with this sorry turkey.
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!
Duncan Jones' latest might be set in the future - it's actually the same world of "Moon" - with a "Blade Runner" inspired aesthetic, but it's not really a science fiction story about AI and so forth. This is Jones' film noir entry with the titular mute character working as a sort of detective and learning about the rough, ugly reality. Skarsgård, Rudd and Theroux are all great, while the haters full of shit.
Leider nicht der große Moon- Nachfolger, den sich Duncan Jones- Fans gewünscht haben. Obwohl die Atmosphäre stimmt und der Film auch visuell einiges zu bieten hat, schafften die Figuren es nicht, mein Herz zu berühren und mich tiefer in die Geschichte zu ziehen. Schade, denn das Potential ist an vielen Ecken spürbar. 3/10
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？