Back in June, a sales trailer for Terry Gilliam's (Brazil, 12 Monkeys) latest film, "The Zero Theorem," leaked online. It was immediately removed, but now, the official version has been released online. Check out the trailer below.
Plot: The story centers on Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz), an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst, who works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence - or the lack thereof - once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.
The new movie co-stars Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Peter Stormare, David Thewlis, and Melanie Thierry. A European release is planned for later this year.
Bullit, that's a somewhat unfair comparison, because few films are as good as Brazil.
Gilliam's made some of my favorite films, and some of the best films ever, but he's also swung for the fences and missed pretty badly. Dr. Parnassus was interesting but half-baked (for obvious reasons). Brazil, Fear and Loathing,Time Bandits, Twelve Monkeys, even his Monty Python films- all pretty much unforgettable. Imaginarium, Brothers Grimm, Tideland- meh... you might even call these just plain bad.
I have a lot of respect for his vision, though, and I'll definitely make time to see this.
PORN-FLYwrites: on January 28th, 2014 at 3:14:03 PM
Ive seen all those except Brazil
will have to give that one a look
M. Bullittwrites: on January 28th, 2014 at 4:37:25 PM
Well said my friend but nonetheless I'll still pay to watch this. Gilliam is quite bizarre to me as I feel obliged to watch his madness since day one.
minkowskiwrites: on January 28th, 2014 at 4:52:57 PM
Twelve Monkeys was his peak, methinks, even if it was a bit more commercial than most of his other films.
Anyway, any film that talks about the "power of love" makes me want to puke. It ain't the 80s, still, Huey Lewis is dead, and the last time I saw Tilda Swinton in a sci-fi film (Possible Worlds), I lost my appetite for a month.