Friday, February 18, 2011

22/50: The Nines

Um, I am not really sure what to think of this movie. I am sort of lost. I also feel like I was a little bit cheated by the ending.

Nevertheless, I checked out The Nines starring Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds plays three separate characters in the film, as the film is actually separated into three different parts - it makes sense at he conclusion.

Things sort of feel out of place for Reynolds' characters, as he senses that things are happening around him that really aren't happening.

Honestly, I don't really know how to rate this movie. It was very odd and I was really hoping to like it - and I thought it was building to something that would really pay off. But, it really didn't.

The oddness of the film intrigued me, but the pay off was annoying to me. So, if this film ended in a different manner I would have really enjoyed this movie. That being said, I can't give it a horrible grade or an excellent grade - so I will just stay in the middle. I didn't hate it, but due to a bad ending (my opinion) I didn't really love it either.



  1. You're nuts! This movie is freakin' awesome. What's wrong with the ending? He's basically God (or a god in general) and wanted to be human for a while, but that's messing crap up, so he has to go back. He takes off the band, which is keeping him there, and he goes back to heaven or whatever. I loved this movie.

  2. OK. It is obvious that I will have to give this one another look, because honestly I didn't get that at all.

    From the ending, I gathered that he was a computer geek who was trapped with three different fake universes (aka The Sims) that he had created. And he didn't know what was real anymore.

    Maybe I read that wrong, but that is what I took from it.

  3. Kano - I was just about to suggest watching it again. The first time I saw it, I didn't know what to make of it, but since I knew there was something awesome about it, I watched it again almost immediately. The first time I saw it I was pretty sure it was heading towards some version of a horror movie, but as you know it goes in a totally different direction - hence the feeling of not paying off. Check it out again soon.