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[Apr. 20th, 2006|11:20 pm]
We just watched Immortal, a sci-fi-ish movie that came out a year or two ago (never released in U.S. theaters). It was very WTF. Very, very, WTF.

It's very pretty and was made with a big budget, although all but 3 characters are CGI, and kinda low-grade CGI, at that. It's about an escaped cryo-convict possessed by an Egyptian god and a blue mutant/alien girl in New York of 2096 where there's a dimensional incursion in Central Park, among other things, if that gives you any idea.

My overall judgement is that it's a beautiful mess. You might enjoy it, if that's your thing.

Afterwards, I had to pop online and see if there if I could find any explanations. It turns out it's a sort-of adaptation of a number of famous French graphic novels by Enki Bilal (which apparently are even less linear and comprehensible!). Among other kind of helpful things, I found some of the untranslated Egyptian dialogue:

Anubis and Bastet are playing cards
Anubis: Are we cheating or not, Bastet?
Bastet: We're cheating, Anubis, we're cheating

[User Picture]From: backrubbear
2006-04-21 07:15 am (UTC)
This was a crazy movie. Definitely worth watching once.

It's probably worth watching another time if you're the type to get stoned. Probably one of the reasons why it was shown on 4/20. :-)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-04-21 11:47 am (UTC)
Oh, probably. No netflix for us, just videos from the library (or occasionally, the video store).

Great minds thing alike! (And so do ours.)
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