It is difficult to find something really refreshing or new in the movie world, but if you decide to do something that has been done before, make sure that you're making at least something right.
But I don't want to start with the bad things. Let's talk about the one good thing this movie has: A few good (plot)ideas. Yep you read right. That's it. And even these few good ideas are badly executed.
So let's begin with the beating then shall we? I don't really know where to start ... how about the actors? There's not a De Niro in sight, but besides the "not-so-good" acting, these people are also let down by their voices. And to be truthful, I don't even know if it is actually their voices on the DVD. Forget about the awful German soundtrack (on DVD) ... even their English/original voices sound like they're not coming out of their mouths. Looks like they didn't use any of the original sound and synchronized the whole the thing. At least you can clearly see/hear that the voices don't match the lip movements. I know that for some that's too much detail and they wouldn't even notice, but it's not the only flaw of the movie (besides even the "original" voices sound more often bored than not).
Camera & editing? Forget about it. To cut a 5 second pan with a sign symbol to make it longer is not only cheap ... Characters/Development? Not really anything (t)here.
The movie has too many things it wants to tell and don't quite finish any of them. You're left wondering what some scenes mean ... but then again, even if you want to see "philosphical" meaning of the movie, you'll be too distracted by the many bad things this movie provides.
In one sentence: Another one for the fire aka another Tarantino-wannabe! Better stick to QT or if you want it more philosophical watch "A bittersweet life" (a Korean movie)!
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