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Summary: Earth lies in ruin after a nuclear war. The few surviving humans begin researching time travel, hoping to send someone back to the pre-war world for food, supplies and maybe a solution to their dire position. One man is haunted by a vague childhood memory that will prove fateful. (imdb)
Amazing short film about 12 time traveling monkeys that spread the apocalypse via a Terry Gilliam movie starring Brad Pitt. A must see if your a fan of still frame pictures moving at very high frame rates.
I liked the story, but I definitively didn't like the way they told it. The still pictures aren't that bad, but the mix with that omnipresent narrator looks extremely pedant and tedious. I watched it because of '12 Monkeys', and there are quite a few things I didn't like about that 'remake', but not a single one was better in the original, and '12 Monkeys' add a few interesting ones to this.
The story is fairly brilliant, something like a combination of Slaughterhouse Five and a dystopic sci-fi. The visual quality is really poor, though, not to mention the experimental film style, and it prevented me from being completely engaged by the film.
Probably my favorite short ever, and not just because it was what 12 Monkeys was based on. The style is very unique as it's just photos with music and a voice-over instead of the normal moving cinema. Hearing that you'd think it might detach the viewer, but it's actually incredibly compelling.
I'm not a big fan of the image montage, and while a lot of these pictures are beautiful and could probably fit nicely in an art gallery, I don't think it worked all that well on film. I can appreciate it but it's hard to enjoy.