Friday, July 23, 2010

96. July 22/23, 2010 - The Burning Plain (2008)

This is a very confusing movie. Though, of course, I shouldn't be surprised, since it was written and directed by the same guy who wrote Babel - one of the most convoluted and confusing movies of the last few years. He plays with time and story structure the same way here - there are four different stories going on, which sort of overlap time-wise, but it's not at all clear how they relate to each other or even what the hell they have to do with each other until half-way through. I get wanting to play with conventional linear story-telling, but if the audience doesn't know what's going on at all, they won't care.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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