Mumbai: Christopher Nolan’s fans are often confused about two of his films – Leonardo DiCaprio’s Inception and John David Washington-starrer Tenet. The plot of both the films seems to break the linear concept of time. In Inception, Christopher is seen doing an audacious act like changing the plot of someone’s dreams by entering dreams. His brother, who was instrumental in writing most of his films, Jonathan Nolan and his wife, Lisa Joy, also appear to be playing with the plot of life beyond the limits of time. Both made a huge television series based on Michael Crichton’s novel Westworld, which depicted android robots playing with human life in the world of 2050.
In this series too, he tried to look at the time anew. After TV channel HBO’s most successful series Westworld, Jonathan and Lisa have together made a film named Reminiscence, which has recently been released on Amazon Prime Video. An attempt has been made to make the screenplay of the film very complex and it has to be watched very carefully and yet every scene seems to be reminiscent of an old film.
story of the past
The problem of climate change gets deeper in the future and in Miami city the sea crosses its borders and enters the city and it gets so hot during the day that everyone works only at night. In such a situation, Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman) and his friend Emily Watts (Thandive Newton) run a strange business. People come to him to see some of their old memories again. They have a new client, May (Rebecca Ferguson), whose memories Nick falls in love with and slowly establishes a relationship with them. Suddenly disappears in a day. Troubled Nick tries to understand by looking at his memories again and again as to where I might have gone. Meanwhile, he gets the task of looking through the memories of a criminal in which he is seen. Nick becomes more restless. From here begins the story of finding May’s past and in this journey Nick gets a new information every time. Was I really in love with Nick or was she acting on someone’s behest…Is there any tampering with Nick’s memories, can I find him…all this in about 2 hours of the film The story is.
An attempt has been made to make the screenplay of the film complex. In this, many characters keep coming in search of May, which work to increase the confusion. In search of memories, every person lives his good or bad memories again and again, due to which the story keeps changing the track again and again. Characters come and their memories come and the secrets of the story keep getting revealed in it and new secrets are revealed, due to which the audience has to watch this film with full attention. It can also be called science fiction to say, but the story is actually about a girl who first falls in love with the hero and then goes missing because her past can spoil her future.
Hugh Jackman has played the character well
Hugh Jackman has played this character well and both happiness and sadness are seen on his face. Hugh has worked in many films before this, but he is known only as the superhero Wolverine, so every new character brings manifold challenges for him. In this film, he is not a powerful hero, but a man who is deceived in love, who is ready to unite Akash Patal to find his missing girlfriend. Hugh has understood the character well and hence has taken up the challenge to break his image. Rebecca in the role of May has been amazing. We have seen Rebecca in Mission Impossible. For this role, he has also given up his image. The shadow of mystery can be clearly seen in his expression. Thandive Newton, as Hugh’s friend, leaves an impact in just a few scenes. Thandive Newton also played the role of heroine in Mission Impossible 2 and she is also working with director Lisa in Westworld. Cliff Curtis is brilliant in the role of Villain. There is no screaming and screaming anywhere and there are quite a few things to be seen as a professional criminal. In a career spanning nearly 30 years, Cliff Curtis emerges as an example of a special performance every time as a villain.
It’s inevitable to remember Inception
This film of Jonathan and Lisa is reminiscent of old works written and directed by them. While watching the scenes of Tamannaah to relive the memories, it is inevitable to remember Inception. Visualizing the world in the future and the distance between rich and poor, the screenplay of Westworld is reminiscent. While watching Reminiscence, many other films are remembered. The infiltration of sea water in the city reminds us of the water world. Seeing the underwater fight sequence reminds us of many films. If we look at this film as an event taking place in today’s setting i.e. 2022, then the film will be super boring but both Lisa’s imagery and the depiction of the future have managed to attract attention. Apart from this, the cinematography of Paul Cameron in the film is also good, although there are no new types of shots but the mystery of the film is captured in the camera in a very easy way. Music composer Ramin Jawadi, who has worked with Lisa since the West World era, can take credit for the film’s success as her music is a really strong part of the film.
See Hugh Jackman move out of Wolverine, Rebecca and Thandive out of the shadows of Mission Impossible, take away the aura of Jonathan Nolan’s old films, and break free from the influence of Lisa’s work on his web series West World Reminiscence is a good film to watch, but it has to be watched with full attention, like 100% focus has to be kept while watching Inception, just like that.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 28, 2022, 15:37 IST