Even better than I remembered.
A Glitch In The Matrix is a documentary that explores the world of people who believe that we are living in a simulation. Our talking head experts are presented as avatars, not unlike they are using a Snapchat filter, sitting in front of their computers as they explain their reasons for their beliefs. You notice some similarities right off: they are all guys, tech obsessed, came of age during the rise of home computers, big gamers and are not religious.…
Having watched The Weinstein Company US dub of the film, it is entirely possible that their attempts to Americanize the film ruined anything it may have been going for it. Perhaps, there are moments that play truer in Argentina, a country where soccer, um, football, has a greater cultural impact. Perhaps the supposedly adorable Foosball players come to life play as something more than broad stereotypes. Perhaps, the odd structure and pure lack of consequence of those Foosball characters add…
I had to pause the film about 45 minutes in and realized that I had only watched backstory. Virtually nothing had happened to drive the story. Surely, it would get to a story soon. It only sort of did. A few thoughts:
• Is having a racist prison guard, who is somehow in charge of all our heroes, supposed to distract us from the fact that most of the characters are racial stereotypes?
• Two of the four female characters…