Pointless Nonsense

Posted in movies by Bill on August 24, 2017

I saw people talking about Rememory somewhere and didn’t watch the trailer, but scifi, Peter Dinklage, and the late Anton Yelchin sounded interesting enough. Then Google posted a thing that they were giving it away for free today (or maybe yesterday by the time anyone reads this), so I checked it out. It’s ok. Peter Dinklage is quite good in it, but it moves a little slowly. It has an interesting conceit that… I couldn’t help but watch this and think it could be remade with a more brisk pace and be a really interesting popcorn movie, but instead they tried to make a pensive artsy movie, and there’s not really enough in the concept to really be all that thought-provoking like they wish it could be. Minor spoilers to follow,  so if you’d like to go in blind, don’t read further.

A scientist, played by a That Guy,  builds a machine that can extract memories from people’s minds with perfect recall. And then he dies in suspicious circumstances. And Peter Dinklage starts using extracted memories to piece together what happened. Which makes it sound more like a detective story than it is. But remaking it like a scifi/action/detective story would totally work. Have some random chase scenes in there to keep things exciting, and make the tone a little less depressing? I’d watch the hell out of that.


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