[review] Movie: A Scanner Darkly

8 Sep


This is the other movie that I watched without any pre-knowledge before watching the movie. In fact, I didn’t know that such movie is existed, though it released back in 2006. I found the original vcd in Gramedia in the early August this year, which only costed 8 thousands rupiah. Not knowing the story, finding the name of Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr., and Winona Rider on its cover, I bought it right away hehe 😉

This animated movie potrays the exact physical appearance of its casts, very look alike in my opinion And I so love James Barris‘ character (played by Downey). He’s the crazy friend of Bob Arctor (played by Reeves) just like Barney in How I Met Your Mother the tv series, in a cranky way. Winona Rider acts as Ryder plays as somebody’s girlfriend, as always. Watch the movie to find out whether she’s Arctor’s or Barris’ girl 😉

Full of drama from the beginning until the end, we might ask in my mind, why did this movie made in animation? One possible reason that came into my mind was because of the technology that been used in the movie couldn’t be provided in non-animated-movie. But simple animation is enough, doesn’t have to be full of CGI, because, like I said, the genre of this movie is drama. Though it needs specific technology which will be simply provided in animated movie. Can you imagine how complicated it is to apply The Invisibility Coat‘s technology in Harry Potter the movies? It is something like it.

This movie has double twisted ending, which you will never imagine. In the end of the movie, I did smile though I could only smile bitterly as the movie runs Like I always said, I think movie’s ending is one of important part of the movie. I do judge a movie by its ending. Ha! Therefore I recommend you to watch this movie eventhough you’re not a fan of Reeves, Downey, nor Rider. This is one of a kind movie that you’ll never see and or forget .

Happy hunting!

PS: to read my late movie review, click here


21 Responses to “[review] Movie: A Scanner Darkly”

  1. Alris September 9, 2010 at 3:50 am #

    Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitrie 1431 H. Mohon maaf lahir dan batin.
    Salam sukses selalu.

  2. akhatam September 9, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    wahh reviewnya sangatt detaill.. seep mbak.. n Met Idul Fitri ajah.. Mohon Maaf lahir dan batin

  3. andre September 9, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    nice inpo, hehehe… boleh ni ditonton, animasinya bagus

  4. Arif R. September 9, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    saya belum pernah nonton nih pilem,,,

  5. Dion Barus September 9, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Well, to sum it up. It simply not my type.

    But as always, I do like the way you review the movies. It catches my curiosity of out my logic. 😀

    • nadiafriza September 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

      really? wow.. no one ever said something as nice as the way you did.. thanks a heap 🙂

      what kind of movies do you like btw?

      • Ramone7419 September 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

        Do you really want to know what kind of movie I’d like to watch? Hmm.. it’s a movie that most people don’t want to watch. Catch that? I begin with David Lynch movies. Just watch those and we’ll have a talk. 😀

        • nadiafriza September 10, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

          you got me. i know nothing about David Lynch’s movies :p but how could you? his movies are so damn old 😀

          i’ll try to search Mulholland Drive and or Inland Empire 🙂 if there are any in nearest store hehe

  6. orange float September 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    segera nyari film ini di rental cd terdekat 😀

  7. Arif R. September 9, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    Selamat Idul Fitri, maafin kesalahan arif ya… 😀

  8. Tedy September 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    ane jarang nonton pelem non 😳

  9. TUKANG CoLoNG September 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    aku juga kalo mau nonton jarang nyari tau tentang pilm itu, asal tonton aja,haha

    Minal Aizin wal Faizin juga ya, Taqabbalallahu minna wa minkum.
    Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1431 Hijriah. Mohon Maaf Lahir dan Batin

  10. milimeterst September 10, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    Mengucapkan selamat idul fitri 1431H
    Mohon maaf lahir dan batin…

  11. Asop September 10, 2010 at 5:47 am #

    Huaaaaa gue udah nonton pilem ini lama banget! 😀 😀
    Ga nyangka masih ada yang mau nge-review pilem ini, keluaran tahun 2006 kan? 😆

    Gue pertama kali nonton ini waktu gue belom terlalu familiar ama Robert Downey Jr. :mrgreen:
    Review film2 Robert Downey yang lain dong, kayak “Kiss kiss Bang Bang”. 😆

    • nadiafriza September 10, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

      yak bener banget 2006 🙂 yaa gw ngereview karena emang gw baru nonton sih hehe. jadi berasa film baru aja buat gw :p

      sejujurnya gw belom nonton Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 😀 parah banget yak? ntar gw cari deh Sop.. thanks yaa 🙂

  12. aldy September 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Dihari yang Fitri ini, saya datang dengan tangan sedakap didada, mohon maaf dan ampunan.
    Selamat Raya Idul Fitri
    Mohon maaf lahir dan bathin.

    Aldy dan Keluarga.

  13. Ismail Agung September 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    gue udah nonton dari tahun berapa ya? dari pertama VCD bajakannya keluar (masih jaman VCD), dan hingga kini gue dapat donlotannya namun satu hal yang tetep sama. filmnya ga pernah beres di tonton. ketiduran.

    ga tau kenapa.

    • nadiafriza September 22, 2010 at 12:20 am #

      masa? sebenarnya alurnya tidak begitu membosankan menurut saya.. tapi emang ceritanya rada aneh-aneh kocak gitu 😀

  14. Novroz September 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    I love your review…I want to watch thos movie but haven’t got a chance yet. One day I will, Keanu is in it afterall 😉

    • nadiafriza September 22, 2010 at 12:18 am #

      dear new reader, thank you very much! 🙂

      btw try to search the vcd version at nearest gramedia, who knows you could still find a cheap original one like i did 🙂 happy hunting!

      • Novroz September 22, 2010 at 5:54 am #

        I’ll try. but vcd is not interesting to watch anymore 😦

        I bought The Wind That Shakes The Barley (VCD)recently and not too happy about the quality, fortunately the movie is very good.

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