Movie Fanatic is a firm believer that a movie does not have to tie everything up in a pretty bow.
We adore a little mystery... something for us to think about on the ride home -- and even for years after.
But sometimes, a movie has its final credits roll... and the audience just sits there, in utter shock and awe at what they just witnessed.
Want an example? Watch Inception online and you'll get what we're saying. Brilliant, but still leaves you with more questions than answers. See, many of these movies are utterly fantastic... but that doesn't mean they make perfect sense!
Perhaps it was the telling of the story backwards that left things a bit confusing. Memento is one of our favorite movies, but we're still not sure it all adds up. Sure, it's another Christopher Nolan masterpiece, and the DVD has the movie from "beginning to end." But, call us crazy, we'd rather be confused and bask in blissful enjoyment.
We're kind of glad that Darren Aronofsky has settled into a groove with his Black Swan and upcoming Noah. Sure, his The Fountain is brilliant, but tell us when it ended you asked, "What. Just. Happened!"
You expect a bit of "huh?" from a Charlie Kaufman script. Watch Being John Malkovich! But, with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, he crafted a wildly romantic movie that to this day we can't figure out why it was so bloody romantic!
God bless the Wachowskis for giving this beloved novel a go on the big screen. Perhaps, though, it belonged more on the written page as the film version left us with more questions than answers. It does get an "E" for effort.