Thursday, June 24, 2010


I'll say this before I begin: Memento is going to be one hell of a hard movie to review. I don't want to give away too much, because it will ruin the greatness of the movie. And it has also taken me a while to make sense of the whole movie, which I can't decide if that's a bad thing or a good thing. Yet, most people don't entirely get it, so I'm not alone.
Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) is a man whose wife has been murdered. He wants to find her killer and get revenge, but there is one problem: he has Anterogarde Amnesia, which means he has short term memory loss and can't remember what just happened, so he relies on polaroids to keep records.
First of all, Christopher Nolan is a bloody GENIUS! I honestly cannot express how much I am in love with this guys work, all of it is so out of this world and so AMAZING. Why hasn't he been given an Oscar? He is the greatest director out there. No one can possibly beat him. Not even Scorsese. Memento is so trippy, so well thought out, so much of a masterpiece. Never before have I seen a movie so unique, or so truly perfect. If you watch this and don't get it, then you have the beauty of the movie. You'll think about it for days, and then when you finally get everything, you'll love this film even more.
Guy Pearce delivers an amazing Oscar-worthy performance as Leonard, and is backed up with valuable support from Carrie-Anne Moss, who is equally as good. The greatness of this movie lies with Christopher Nolan though, who can do anything. I really hope he gets an Oscar for Inception because he really should have got one for this (and maybe The Dark Knight).

If I could write a movie half as good as this, I would be the happiest girl on Earth.

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