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I don't know who has unleashed the attack bots on this movie, but the flood of negative IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes consumer reviews don't smell right to me. Sure, the movie has a unique structure and style, and the love story is unconventional. But I have a hard time believing that this many morons just happened to wander into a small, art house movie like this and all threw up at once. Perhaps it's not as great as the critics are saying - the film school plot is rather dull and doesn't go anywhere until the final scene. But it's a far more intriguing film in retrospect than it is as it's unreeling. If you grew up on Marvel and just want that, don't go. But if you're in the mood for something a bit challenging and unconventional, I think it's worth the effort.
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