Since this group is "The Living Dead" I figured I should probably post blogs about recent Horror/Suspense movies I liked, here is my first one on the movie Memento:
Memento, released in 2000, directed by Christopher Nolan (The Prestige, Batman Begins, Insomnia), starring Guy Pearce (The Time Machine, The Proposition).
I had seen some of Nolan's works before, and he directs very unusual, but great films (The Prestige is an example). Memento is no different. Memento follows Leonard (Guy Pearce) as he tries to find the man that murdered his wife. However in an attempt to save her life, Leonard is brutally hit, and becomes unable to form new memories (after the murder). In order to remember what he was doing, and what evidence he found, Leonard takes pictures and takes many notes (on his body as well as paper) to try and piece together what all of the clues mean.
However there is another brilliant aspect to this movie, it is filmed backwards.... What I mean is that the very last scene (chronologically) is the first scene in the movie, and the next to last scene (chronologically) follows that. This style of film-making makes us feel as Leonard does, because we have no idea what has happened before this scene, unless we look at the notes previously taken by Leonard. This style also leaves many suspenseful twists and cliffhangers where you will not have any idea what is happening until it is explained 20 minutes later.
Memento is an absolutely brilliant movie (may be a bit confusing the first watch through), and has many plot twists, for me, it was a 3.5/4 .
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