Destined to play many festivals after its premiere at Sundance And the king said what a FANTASTIC MACHINE (or simply FANTASTIC MACHINE) is a look at how we view ourselves via the cameras that are everywhere, particularly in today’s world where we are posting things to the internet at an alarming rate.
I have been wrestling with this film for a while now. I’ve seen the film a couple of times now. I keep looking at the film trying to not so much get a handle on the film rather to work out how to really explain the film to you. While I can simply explain what the film is film (see above) I can’t really explain everything that it throws at us. This is the best sort of heady film, one that hangs with you whether you want it to or not. In an age where everything is being dumbed down and handed to us FANTASTIC MACHINE assumes we are adults and can handle a lot of ideas and sort out the meaning for ourselves. Yes some of this is obvious, but at the same time when was the last time you stopped to think about any of this stuff.
This film is a trip and is recommended.