Originally Posted by bontrager
plot and the logic
I think what folks miss when discussing movies after the fact on forums is that you generally have a visceral reaction to a movie while it's happening and that's a huge part of the experience for most people. For me, a big part of the overall visceral experience is the score. I recall thinking that the score wasn't pulling me in during the movie, though now I can't really remember it (which is damning in it's own way I suppose).
There tends to be a lot of talk about plot this and logic that, but I can live with a large degree of ambiguity, questionable motivations, and plot inconsistencies and even weak dialogue if there's at least something compelling going on. Like, say, compelling characters doing interesting things, editing that gives things an interesting flow, and/or a score that elevates the material. I think the movie failed at those things more often than not. The left brain stuff is interesting too, but the movie-going experience isn't ALL about the left hemisphere.
So the movie overall didn't quite click for me, and I suspect for reasons not often discussed.
I do look forward to borrowing or renting it on Blu-ray to give it another chance. Sometimes movies are better on a second viewing and/or at home.