Dark City

Last modified on September 12th, 2007

One of my favourite movies of all time is a science fiction flick called “Dark City.” Brennen and Jeff took me to it at the UBC theatre years ago, and we were all blown away. Surprisingly, not many people have watched it or even heard of it. When it came out, Roger Ebert took notice and gave it four stars, even going on to compare it to Pulp Fiction in terms of its cinematic perfection.

If you haven’t seen it, I strongly suggest that you check it out. The row boat scene near the end is one of my favourite all time scenes in any movie I’ve watched (along the lines of the DeNiro – Pacino coffee-shop banter in “Heat”). Here’s a decent write up about it as well.

3 responses to “Dark City”

  1. John says:

    I haven’t seen that movie….but I’ve certainly heard about it and the comparisons to The Matrix….will have to check it out. How do you like it compared to The Matrix which is one of my all time favorite movies?

  2. Duane Storey says:

    That’s a tough question. I think they are both unique, that is as long as we’re talking about the first Matrix, since two and three were shit. I think Dark City poses some interesting questions. Definitely check it out and let me know what you think, or better yet, bring some beer over to my place one night and I’ll throw it on. Maybe I should do a Dark City screening at my place in HD-DVD!

  3. John says:

    They have it in HD-DVD? Pick the day and I’ll bring the beer!

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