The Nolan Fans Awesome Scale: Memento

The famous 2000 film that put Christopher Nolan on the map tells the story of a man on the hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.

How Awesome was Memento?

100% Awesome
163
72%
90% Awesome
42
19%
80% Awesome
17
8%
70% Awesome
3
1%
60% Awesome
1
0%
50% Awesome
0
No votes
40% Awesome
0
No votes
30% Awesome
0
No votes
20% Awesome
0
No votes
10% Awesome
0
No votes
0% Awesome
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 226

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Joined: May 2010
Awesome

100%

Posts: 126
Joined: July 2010
Location: The Final Fantasy
One of the best films I've seen in the last 15 years :thumbup: :thumbup:

Posts: 2
Joined: August 2010
One of my favourite films ever, Nolan's best film without any doubt, and easily one of the best films of the new century.

It is wonderfully engaging simply for it's novelty first time round, but repeated viewings reveal a myriad of different possible interpretations and analyses... a film that I enjoyed for so many basic reasons first time round - the casting of Guy Pearce (who I've always liked), the decision to play the film's "colour segments" in reverse chronological order (particularly beginning with the brutal murder and Lenny shaking the polaroid as the credit's role), a really realistic and innovative portrayal of memory loss and how it's dealt with and many more reasons like this - has become, on repeated viewings, one of the best films I've ever encountered, because it is so right in it's message.
Memories are rooted in perception and interpretation, and even something you thought you knew with great clarity can prove to be false. And yet, not only are memories frequently open to mistakes, they are also essential in developing and maintaining a sense of humanity and personality.
Without a past we have no way to maintain a present, let alone build a future. And the final twist that, after everything, it was Teddy who was telling the truth.

But past the deep lying themes (which took me several viewings to fully appreciate and unravel), on a superficial level, I just care about a very sad and lonely man who has lost everything, including the ability to move on. Who else didn't well up when Lenny spoke about "touching the cold side of the bed" or when he went to burn his wife's items?

All round, in many ways, a wonderful film.

Posts: 499
Joined: July 2010
100%, still my favorite Nolan film to date.

Posts: 9827
Joined: August 2010
My most favorite movie of all time...100%

Posts: 57
Joined: July 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
100% awesome, no doubt about it.

Posts: 1231
Joined: April 2010
Location: South Africa
Just re-watched it. 100%, no doubt.

Posts: 4215
Joined: September 2010
Location: Coming and Going and Going and Coming
i saw this film 2 weeks ago for the 1st time.wow....this was....... truly...an amazing film. this film was the warm up 4 amazing things to come from mr.nolan.now 1 of my favorite films.10/10

Posts: 163
Joined: July 2010
Location: Italy
it deserves 100% with no doubt. Revolutionary, original, brilliant filmaking and storytelling...
if I were not a Bat-fan, it was my favourite n° 1.

Posts: 58
Joined: September 2010
Awesome movie, great acting by Guy Pierce.

Rememeber Sammy Jankins, remember Sammy Jankins, that's rich.

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