-Yes it was still playing in my nearest theater. Bizarrely, so was The Dark Tower.
-I was the ONLY ONE IN THE THEATER. I enjoyed taking my shoes off, yelling stupid shit at the movie and drinking my Barq's orange cream soda noisily.
-So Nolan is going to do 100-minute-long tone poems now? Well, okay, he had to go in a new direction sometime....
-He wrote it all by himself. I guess I shouldn't really care--I won't remember a line of dialogue from it a week from now!!
-It's been two hours since I saw it and I also had no idea of the names of ANY of the characters in the movie. I don't even know if they ever said their names to each other, actually. Not counting movies like Gerry or Antichrist, I think this is the first time that's ever happened to me.
-The most distinctive feature of the movie is the never-ending, fly-in-your-ear Hans Zimmer score. Not that it wasn't used well. The constant up-and-down tension worked in this sort of movie. It's just that it's weird for the most memorable thing about a Nolan movie (and a good enough Nolan movie at that) to be the friggin' aurals.
-Speaking of the score: it feels like something that, had the movie somehow come out in 1987 or so, would have been some sort of Vangelis project or something. I mean you just know it would have been all synths through the whole movie if it had come out in 1987. Right?
-The sound mix really nailed my ears at a couple of times, like the bullets coming through the boat. Probably a shoo-in for the sound mix Oscar.
-Least effective thing about the movie, the time-jumping. It's not shitty or anything, but it doesn't do much to make the movie *better* that I can think of.
-I thought Cillian Murphy's character was going to be a German and then we'd get a Lifeboat homage of some kind.
-This movie has more drowning in it than any other film I've ever seen. It was usually pretty effective but still no Das Boot, which remains the all time champ.
-The blonde kid who plays one of Mark Rylance's sons (see, again, can't remember the names) looks suspiciously like Nolan himself. On purpose?!?
-Gotta love the time honored tradition of heartwarming music playing when the hero is saved (from the burning oil water) while god knows how many other poor bastards die by virtue of not being hero of the movie. Not that I could come up with anything better.
-I guess Nolan's attempts at being heartwarming at the end of the movie were at least a lot more effective than anything in Interstellar. Blarg. The shots of the beach going by under Tom Hardy's plane were awfully reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey, those shots from the end of the stargate.
-Was there a dead wife at any point that I missed during this movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan, King Of The Dead Wives?
-Weird-ass end credits...."WITH Cillian Murphy....WITH Mark Rylance...WITH Kenneth Branagh....AND Tom Hardy"
-I give it a B!!! Ignore this and just post your thoughts on mother! I know you all rushed right out to see it with your grandfathers!!!