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Alex Proyas (The Crow) directed this noir-styled futuristic thriller, scripted by Proyas, Lem Dobbs (Kafka), and David S. Goyer (The Puppet Masters). Separated from his wife Emma (Jennifer Connelly), amnesiac John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens alone in a strange hotel to learn he is wanted for a series of brutal killings -- but he can't remember if he did or didn't commit these murders. Indeed, most of his memories have completely vanished, and he becomes the focus of interest for both mad genius Dr. Schreber (Kiefer ...

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Book Napakin

Jul 5, 2008

Better Matrix than the Matrix

If you stripped the Matrix of its sexy video game appeal, hipster takes on its source material, added a plot, a far more interesting visual style, a meaningful sense of drama instead of pointless choreography, etc. you'd get Dark City. It's a much more thoughtful concept of the Matrix for people over 13.

I suspect in 20 years, it'll still hold up really well. It perhaps won't be as seminal of an event as say Blade Runner, but it'll still be one of those old movies you can recommend to others as a solid, well-rounded take on "your whole world is a lie" type of fantasies (and it'll still look gorgeous too.)

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