ARQ: “Wake Up, Try Something New, Screw Up and Die, Repeat”
A Short Movie : my ratings : 60 and 80 at the same time!! (criteria at the end) Two ratings exist at the same time in two different dimensions!
Do you know “Shining” by Stanley Kubrick? Book fans out there are right now protesting that it is by Stephen King. I read the book version and watched the movie version so I enjoyed both versions and I loved both versions. Now, I have been so busy that I want to say, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!” Yes, I admit to the fact that I wrote all this just to say this but at the same time, “Shining” is my favorite movie / book so it is worth mentioning, I guess.
Now a time machine is every sci-fi creators should be able to deal with and should deal with at some point. Recently, I watched Legends of the Heroes by D.C. Comics and the first season was not bad (And I haven’t watched them yet but I saw the spot of NBC’s Timeless and ABC’s … what’s-it-name and they are both about time travels). I might talk about it when they started to stream the second season but today I will talk about a short flic by Netflix.
Now a spoiler alert!! If you want to watch it without any knowledge whatsoever like I did and want to try to find out what’s going on as you watch stop right here!! I will leave some space here. (And Trailer)
Now it is about a time loop. I sometimes watch WWE. Yes, I admit it. Maybe you guys feel professional wrestling is “FAKE (news)” and no program for decent adults. Well, I am from the generation most members of which grew up watching professional wrestling. Somehow, though I am 100 % sure that they are acting out the scripts (they call wrestlers even “actors” nowadays), I get thrilled when my favorite superstars beat the hxxx out of their adversaries. Now in WWE, there was an “actor” who kept saying, “Eat, Conquer, Sleep, Repeat.” This movie reminds me of this phrase and when I was watching the movie, I found myself repeating to myself, “Wake Up, Try Something New, Screw Up and Die, Repeat”
I will not spoil how this transpires but well please watch and find out. (Or if you email me, I will divulge secretly)
So first I felt it was cheap, I mean, I have seen this type of story over and over. It is not bad but I was not really surprised. But if I was asked whether watching this was a mistake, I would say it was not. Actually I am lured into watching it all over again as I write this piece.
Before I started to write this, I was just about to criticize and how bad this movie was but as I recall each scene… I kind of liked it.
I am sorry but to be blunt, this is my candid feeling. If you like a little short movie which you can sit back and enjoy, maybe this is it. This movie might be many things but not certainly a major amazing piece which blows your mind completely and leaves you speechless with unexpected repercussions. But if you are a sci-fi fan, this might potentially leave you smile at the end. (I am not saying this movie has a happy ending or bad nightmarish ending)
Now and then I will write a brief review on TV shows, movies and novels. I might write about something more.
I basically write my impressions and then give scores. But mind you, it is personal. I just want to note that I like a tad stimulating mystery, sci-fi, spy and cop stuff.
My favorite dramas are Games of Thrones, West World, Seinfeld, Fringe, Saturday Night Live, 24 and stuff.
100 are a full mark. If it is over 90, I really love it. 80, still favorable, 70, so-so, I will not give below 60 so often so if there is one, that is terrible things to see.