People hate this movie but I think it's pure HERZOG and his belief that Michael Shannon is so hypnotic everyone will be mesmerized in spite of implausibilities. Sometimes it feels perhaps like Herzog doing a Wenders misfire and the actress is surely the weakest link but there are great images that are hard to shake off.
**1/2. OK, the story about the kidnapped UN scientist left alone in the middle of a salt desert with two blind kids is not interesting but Werner Herzog just needed an alibi here that allowed him to talk about reality and the way it's perceived. If you have this in mind, you'll really appreciate this movie. Recommended to curious movie lovers and Herzog hardcore fans.
Ok, fine, some of his films are weird but The Wild Blue Yonder is ordinary compared to this one. Initially I thought he had lost his mind or got some kind of tropical disease while making another movie somewhere in jungle, but then... I just don't know. Usually I'm not watching the same movie multiple times but I have to see this one again do decide. And what is Lawrence Kraus doing there?!