It's interesting that Trecartin predicted the onslaught of tumblr culture way before it took full effect on today's youth. The super fast flow of information that speeds by, the information being put out there even if it doesn't make sense or have a real sense of purpose, the penchant for 90s digital art etc. It all accumulates in this massive mish mash of nonsensical vignettes and cut-throat pacing.
The 8 out of 10 you see above is not really accurate, for something as off the wall and bursting with originality as this can not really be scaled from 1 to 10. Most people will hate it or find it funny in the wrong way but there will always be the small minority who see merit in creating a completely challenging and grating experience that shows a new approach reflective of our modern digital society.
Obviously this is too long -- a movie with a pacing like this does not need to have a near 2 hour runtime. In fact, this would have been a more cohesive statement had it ran for only forty minutes to an hour. As the movie follows no linear narrative, it does not need absolutely everything that's been injected into it. The run time flourishes though as a test of patience (play the 'how long can you make it into 'I-Be Area' game with your friends today!).
So as something you sit down, watch and hopefully gain some form of entertainment from this movie fails big time. However, conceptually and creatively, this movie is beyond interesting. There is room in this world for both watchable narratives and rule breaking experimental video art, it is simply your perception of how important one is over the other that determines the worth of this work.
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