Yojimbo's Movie Review of eXistenZ

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"Existenz" by Yojimbo
Yojimbo - wrote on 07/02/12

Taking up where Videodrome left off, eXistenZ once more tackles the subject of the human condition and it's relationship with the media. The main problem with it is that the plot is so divorced from reality that it has no logical progression, just a serious of events that have no narrative cohesion. This destroys any drama or suspense it may have had. Not only that but the twist at the end is so blatantly obvious to anyone who has seen more than 3 sci-fi movies in their life that it will inevitably disappoint (although Cronenberg was obviously aware of this, and added a final line that does raise a smile.) As a whole it seemed like a pale imitation of a Cronenberg movie rather than one of his own and it suffers in comparison (to Videodrome in particular.) Not terrible, but In The Mouth Of Madness did something similar, and did it a LOT better. But it's a damn sight better than Total Recall.

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