- Mar 16, 2011
- Reaction score
I highly enjoyed this. It's Fincher at a great form, and a performance from Fassbender I haven't experienced since quite a while. Just only hearing Fassbender's protaganist constantly pedantly narrating how everything should work out through his missions is truly fascinating. And when things goes unexpected it gets of course on a higher level.
Even though we don't get to know the backround of the protagonist we automatically try to figure him out through his narrative and actions, and I love that. Btw, I totally LMAO'd at his sudden comment about reality show Storage Wars, unexpected but perfectly fitting this character, as there is some occassional dry humour here as well.
The pace is slow but never bored me since Fincher and Fassbender made sure to get me envolved here. Since I was aware that Tilda Swinton would be involved, I kinda wished we'd see more of her, but her short performance was truly glorious IMO. And having to endure all these bloody The Smiths songs - I was soo happy at one point that Glory Box by Portishead suddenly appeared as a very welcome break. ( )