Saturday, May 12, 2018
Anon (2018) Movie Review NETFLIX!
One of the most intellectual films on Netflix, Anon is a pause the screen and read the information about each object film. The near future tech, old cars with Hydrogen fuel cells mixed with high end 'minds eye' technology, a future tech which allows police officers to have full background on people and objects. Andrew Niccol writes and directs Anon, which allows his singular vision to be on full display, hopefully an extended DVD will come out next year, would love to hear his commentary.
Honestly, pausing and reading is the way to go. Each object and person has a history, by doing this the 1 hour and 40 minute film takes about 2.5 hours to fully 'learn' what Sal (Clive Owen) knows as he travels through the mean streets. He runs into various characters, savory and unsavory. Amanda Seyfried, plays 'The Girl' who is a walking ghost with no history, etc. Turns out she is a pro at erasing memories, and people. Amanda is really good in this one, mysterious and sexy.
Many plot twists and turns abound, as Sal hunts for people hacking into the minds eye ala Strange Days style and committing crimes. The movie is seething and crazy. No Spoilers, I loved it an 8 out of 10.