Thursday, September 07, 2006

A Scanner Darkly - Film

Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Junior and Woody Harrelson star in this film based on a novel by Philip K Dick (he also did the books Blade Runner and Minority Report were based on). It follows a group of drugs addicts set 7 years in the future as they deal with addiction and undercover operatives.

The actors did the film in real time, but then animation was put over the top which gives a fantastic effect which works really well with the surreal, drugs fuelled plotline.

Robert Downey Junior steals every scene he is in and is sadly phazed out towards the end of the film. Quite a hard film to watch in places (not nearly as much so as Sin City though and I preferred this by far), I loved it. I see this one becomming a less well known cult classic as it hasn't been realsed that widely.