... movie reviews
thu 2004-aug-12 01:33:06 pdt
Last night we watched S1m0ne (on
DVD). Now, knowing the premise -- a totally computer-generated
actress becomes a huge sensation, with everyone believing she's a real
person -- I wasn't expecting much. I guess I figured the premise
sounded kind of dumb, or at least, likely to lead to a fairly dumb
But the movie turned out to be much better than I was expecting.
Almost immediately, a great deal of suspension-of-disbelief was
required with respect to notions of how computers work. But then as
things developed, this deficiency was annulled as it became clear that
in fact they were really just going for silliness on many different
axes. And so the story followed a nice progression, a nice crescendo
So in the end, I guess I was expecting a different kind of movie,
which I don't think they could have pulled off. But campy satire
they pulled off quite well.