just watched Memento...

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  1. JasonKrol

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    WOW!
    I mean, seriously. This has got to be probably one of the most interesting and original and intruiging movies Ive seen in a really long time, if ever!
    For anyone who was even considering seeing this movie, its a must see!!
    Trust me!!!
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  2. Tom Ryan

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    Indeed!
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  3. Jason Quillen

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    Your not wrong.
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    I was amazed by how involved I was in this movie! It's the best of this year by far! (too bad it didn't make too much money though...its makes me mad when movie's like "The Mummy Returns" make so much more!)
     
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    I loved the movie!
    But I now that some of my friends for instance wouldnt get the plot. you have to stay focused all the time, and lot of people just want to be enertained and not have to think for themself.
    I think thats why it didnt make it at the boxoffice...
    just my humble opinion.... [​IMG]
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    One of the best films of the year and one of the most ambitous of all time!
    Fantastic!!!
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    Just got this last night and have only watched it once. I'm really sorry I didn't see this in the theater. Great film, and I can tell it's one I'll see new things every viewing. There will be several.
    While I'm sorry this wasn't a big moneymaker, I'm amazed it was made/distributed at all. Methinks this one will do better in the video/DVD market as word-of-mouth needn't be quite as immediate. I plan to recommend the purchase to one friend tomorrow.
    If you are on-the-fence about this one, buy it now.
     
  8. JasonKrol

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    Jens:
    I couldnt have said it better myself. I personally like movies where I have to think. Well Memento was indeed a 'thought required' type of movie, and Im sure thats why it didnt do well, as opposed to the Mummy Returns, which was entertaining, but really required little thought.
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  9. Peter D

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    Considering how limited its release was (it wasn't picked up for distribution by a major studio), it actually did sensationally at the box office. It's per-screen average was always quite good during its run comparable to the blockbusters. And despite the DVD release this week, it's *still playing* in a theater here in Seattle (and it's not a budget theater either).
    [Edited last by Peter D on September 08, 2001 at 04:04 PM]
     
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    The ride was great ! It makes "The Usual Suspects" look simple by comparison.
    However, for me this type of film is a "one timer" since the thrill is in watching it unfold, and there can never be another first time. As much as I liked it, I will not be buying it.
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    Give it a rental Doug. I've found such depth and complexity to watch it six times so far. You may find the same level of enjoyment I have in watching it again.
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    This is a movie you have to WATCH. You have to pay attention to it. my wife(aka Jane Sixpack) fell asleep watching it.Well, I didn't marry her for her brains [​IMG]
     
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    I think the key to getting past the "gimmick" in any film such as this is realizing the underlying, great message of the film. This film says a lot about human perceptions and reality, and it's far more than the sum of its parts.
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    Momento was the best surprise I've had for awhile. Very different and pulls you right into it. Had me wanting to dig out my old polaroid...LOL.
    It is a keeper and will be watched again and again.....
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    I just watched this one this weekend for the second time. I must say this movie (as Chris Nolan says himself) plays better on the big screen. However, this is just a quality movie and I think the disc looks great. I'm glad I bought it and am pretty sure I will give it some more viewings in the near future. Definately my favorite movie of the year. [​IMG]
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    Considering how much it cost (very little) its $25 million plus gross is a huge profit! Mummy returns might have made 200 million, but it cost half that, so Memento had a much better return on investment.
    And actually, many studios (including some of the independents) passed on this gem. What a mistake they made.
     
  17. Tom Ryan

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    [nitpick] The film is MEMENTO, not MOMENTO [/nitpick]
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    The number of threads pertaining to Memento has to be running a close second to Star Wars. It seems like every couple of days a new thread is started and gets plenty of participation!
    There is no doubt that Memento is a good film. I like movies that deal with people's perceptions and realities--movies that explore a theme such as this.
    The only thing I can really nitpick about this movie is the realization by Leonard that he has short-term memory loss. It's analagous to someone having Alzheimer's Disease. How would one know that the memory is faulty even if one are told? Despite this, I'm still able to suspend disbelief enough to enjoy the movie.
    I usually don't care that much about extras on a DVD, but this is one DVD that I wish had a little more content. I can only hope that this title gets a special edtion release.
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    As for the bad rap about the characters--hey, I've seen space operas that put their emphasis on human personalities and relationships. They're called "Star Trek" movies. Give me transparent underwater cities and vast hollow senatorial spheres any day. --Roger Ebert on The Phantom Menace
    [Edited last by Tom_G on September 27, 2001 at 09:49 AM]
     

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