The revenge thriller gets an unforgettable new twist with Memento, an intricate crime story about a man with a damaged memory chasing a murderer whose identity he cannot possibly ever know for sure. Directed by Christoper Nolan, Memento has blown the minds of audiences around the world by deftly forging a reality in which neither the lead character nor the audience knows who is pulling the strings…until everything that seemed true flips upside down.
Leonard (Guy Pearce) suffers from a rare brain disorder-the inability to form any new memories. He can remember in detail everything that happened before his injury, but anyone he has met or anything he has done since that fateful night, simply vanishes.
Who are his friends? Who are his enemies? What is the truth? In Leonard’s world, the answers to these questions shift and change from second to second. And the more he tries to figure out what is true and real, the deeper he sinks into a multi-layered abyss of uncertainty and surprises. (DVD)
Now. There are only a few things you need to know about this movie:
1. It is fantastic
2. You need to pay attention
3. Christopher Nolan’s genius obviously extends from way before Inception
4. Guy Pearce is amazing.
5. This movie is fantastic.
That’s it. I’m not telling you anything else. I went into it with about the same knowledge (maybe a tad less) and that’s all you really need. A movie that needs to be seen, especially if you’re into movies along the same vein of Inception, Fight Club, etc. So. Go watch. Now.
10/10 Legit masterpiece. 🙂