Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

"I think therefore I am."

- Descartes

Since I was in a sci-fi mood, I decided to check this film out. To say the least, it was definitely an interesting film.

Basically, it's a movie about identity. Sometimes we may think we know who we are only to find out what we thought we knew was all a lie. One day, we wake up from our trance and really see our lives and the world we live in for what it really is.

And, sometimes when we know the truth we don't like what we see. Sometimes we can't handle the truth.

This film makes no exception to that statement. There are some who continue to accept their fate, continue to live and accept the way things are. And, then there are others who refuse to accept what cards are dealt to them - they fight back in an attempt to create the life they want, the life they thought they had - not the life they actually have.

During the beginning of the film, as the audience you think you know the whole story. Everything starts to come together to set the tone and storyline - it seems simple enough.

However, there's a turning point in the movie where things change - this part of the film really baffled my mind. I don't want to ruin it for you, but let's just say this movie definitely took me for a ride - the twist is the cherry on top that makes this film really mind blowing. (literally!)

(Note: This film is comparable to "The Matrix" in nature - it deals with a lot of the same concepts).

There were a lot of parts in the movie that really kept me guessing - I wanted to see more. And, when I thought I knew what would happen something else would fall into place - it was unpredictable.

Overall, I really enjoyed the film. It had a lot of twists and turns which is a definite plus in my book. And, since I enjoy psychological type of films this one really took me for a mind trip.

If you're in the mood for a sci-fi type of movie, I definitely recommend this one.

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1 comment:

The Thriteenth Floor Movie said...

It is good movie. "The Thirteenth Floor" may not be a very "deep" movie, but it is an honorable addition to a newly formed genre that has not yet had time to ossify in its own conventions.