Of all the no-good dirty tricks to pull! During Christmas even! How could God disappoint me so by making 1984 such a poorly made crap-festival. 3 weeks of downloading. Searching for users, leaving the computer on all night in hopes of a connection being made, and it has led me to shit town. I’m sure I’m just over-reacting. This isn’t happening. How is this movie this bad? John, I’ve heard so many good things about you, but why? Why’d you have to hit on Sofia? I mean Julia. I have come to the brutal realization that no amount of drugs will ever make this movie enjoyable.
Quick History: I absolutely love 1984! It is one of my favourite books that I have ever read. I am infatuated with futuristic novels. Anything that deals with a twisted conception of modern-day reality, whether it be Minority Report, or Equilibrium (that gun shit was fuckin fantastic!), or even The Thirteenth Floor. Ya know, stuff like that. Well 1984 was my pinnacle of future-could-happen-cause-its-possible-so-what-if-it-happens-tomorrow genre.
This leads me to the turd that is occupying my screen right now. There should be a law that prevents books from being ruined. I can accept the twisted Empire of the Sun setting, even though I pictured Oceania with modern day facilities, where Winston would work in an actual cubicle from Happy Time or Initech, not a pre-historic cage. What I want to know is, if they have the technology to create the telescreens, how come they cannot produce better lighting? Why is it so goddamn dark? I will say that I do find Richard Burton very convincing and I like that. If only I could see him.
Also the fact that the film has Dutch subtitles at the bottom was very annoying at the beginning, but once I was thrown into the suckage, I grew to embrace them. All I can say is that deciphering Dutch was more interesting, and more rewarding I should say, than watching this movie. If only it could suck to an Ed Wood level, like Timeline. Worst movie I have seen in a long time. Probably one of the worst movies to ever pass in front of my eyes, but the fact that it was SO bad, made it possibly the greatest movie I have ever seen. It is because of that movie that I have discovered another level to watch movies on, by pretending to be on the set. This is mostly enjoyable on films that are shot outdoors. I would probably be laughing my ass off, If I saw Merrick running around in the middle of a forest 8 miles from Tinseltown, colliding with Styrofoam bricks. This leads me to my final comment, Timeline is a movie that was made for stoners. Any person who is baked, will thoroughly enjoy the terrible acting, to a level of hilarity or the background music (has their always been that orchestral stuff in the background when people are running around?). And when they are broken down into a molecular level, I swear to God, I thought they took me with them!