Monday, December 28, 2009

Memento


Memento is a really interesting film about a man named Leonard, who has a memory problem. He has a short term memory problem after there is an accident involving his wife a few years before. His wife is raped and murdered, and because of this he cannot remember anything after this problem. Because of the events involving his wife, he can only retain information for a short period of time. To help try and jog his memory, Leonard keeps notes, and takes pictures of people places and things that he has seen and has been to.
As the movie goes on, Leonard tries to find the man named John G. who was suspected of raping and murdering Leonard's wife. While this is happening Leonard has people throwing off track and people trying to help him. This movie certainly screws with your head. It makes you feel like you can guess what is going to happen next, but you can't. The reason why you can't is you see the scene and then you see it again, with a little bit more information added. Another scene is shown, and then it goes back to the original scene and the last bit of information is added which makes everything come together.
To paraphrase a Tim Curry line from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, This is a mental mind screw. I have to agree with this. Memento really screws with your head. It really makes you think, like you never thought before. It is hard to keep track of what is really going on. Tell me what you think!!!! I give this film a 9

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