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SciFi meets thriller. My son picked holes in the script, but I enjoyed this movie. The story builds nicely to its conclusion, where all makes sense. In regard to Kohgb's review, the murders are explained... Read more if you pay attention - easy to miss though.
An already brilliant picture is taken to a sublime level with this incredible Bluray transfer...some cinematic purists may not approve of the transfer as the film now has an almost uncinema look to... Read more it-no visual noise is decernable on the film.Those concerned that the 10 year old effects might look dodgy - need not worry,rent this film and enjoy,before "The Matrix" there was "DARK CITY"
Almost every frame of this enigmatic film is a stand-alone work of art. However the thing as a whole barely makes sense, and although the search for "Shell Beach" is finally resolved, the murders around... Read more which the story circulates are never explained or worked out satisfactorily. Nevertheless this a brilliant example of how style can triumph over substance in a way in which style almost itself becomes substantial. Overall a real treat, although the "spaghetti-vision" format (black bars top and bottom) is frustrating: this gorgeous dark film would have looked much better in standard 16x9 format.
Director's cut an improvement on theatrical release. Interviews with the film makers explain the stuff ups by the money people, marketing, ratings board etc. with the original .Story still doesn't flow... Read more evenly but the art design/atmospherics etc. impressive.
BIZZARE, to say the least. Poor story, poor acting, poor dialogue (thankfully most of takes place at night so you can't see much). Complete waste of time watching this one, 'brilliant' and a 'work of art' this AINT!!!
It had potential with the great "Metropolis"-style set design, but the vampire-like bad guys were hopelessly corny. It might work for a teenager.
Odd movie - it seemed to have all the right ingredients but was just an okay, forgettable watch. I think what was missing (to elevate it to the realms of classics like Bladerunner) was that you were... Read more handed main plot answers within about the first 10 minutes - missing that "did he/didn't he" element. It just came across as disjointed and trying too hard. At the conclusion, I was left feeling a little cheated.
A bit disappointing. Never really got going for me.