d. Duncan Jones / UK / 2009 / 97 mins
Viewed at: Lecture Theatre 1 @ UEA (Norwich, UK)
It may have made almost everybody’s ‘Films of 2009’ lists – I’ll get to mine soon – but I’m afraid to say that I just didn’t really rate Duncan ‘Son of Bowie’ Jones’ debut feature. I mean, it was fairly good, I guess, but I just found it to be overbearingly tacky at times. And besides, surely I’m not the only person who thinks that Kevin Spacey is even more annoying in robot form?
Who knows, maybe I expected too much after it got such great reviews. And quite a few friends – with varying tastes, might I add – seemed to agree that it was one to see. But still, I just didn’t get it. I still don’t.
Here’s your chance to enlighten me, people. Go your hardest!