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Dark City (1998)
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Review Date: March 29, 1998
Director: Alex Proyas
Writer: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer
Producers: Alex Proyas, Andrew Mason
Actors:
Rufus Sewell
William Hurt
Jennifer Connelly
Plot:
Some eerie "people" named The Strangers living under a "dark city" attempt to identify the constitution of human beings in a futuristic setting.
Critique:
Grand vision. Out of this world special effects (not one bit of cheese either). Deep story line that allows us to ponder the ramifications of our childhood, memories, and future behaviour. This movie is set on a quick pace, and doesn't let up till the very end. It's a very original story, set to Mr. Proyas' unique style, and dark motif. I never thought I'd see a movie that was darker than the original Crow, but here it is, ladies and germs! Obviously, if "dark films" are not your cup o' tea, I suggest you skip this piece of blackness. This movie brought back images of BLADE RUNNER (8/10) and the original BATMAN (8/10) (before Joel Schumacher turned the series into a fantasy cartoon for him and his friends...).

in regards to its grandeur and scale, and certainly will be remembered in the years to come as a cult classic. On the down side, Kiefer Sutherland's performance as the Doctor ran a little too close to a bad impression of the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, but I digress. The love story was also a bit weak, but then again, if you want to see a good love story, you wouldn't go see a film called DARK CITY in the first place, right? Overall, I must say that this film is one that I thoroughly enjoyed from frame one to frame last, and look very forward to watching it over and over again, with nachos by my side, and mind set to "absorb". Try to see this flick on the big screen, boys and girls, it will certainly make for a stronger impression. Until then, I'm off to find a poster of The Strangers to plaster all over my walls.
(c) 2015 Berge Garabedian
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