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Comments

March 10, 2006

Metatron said:

12 Monkeys is a very immersive film, even though I was a bit disappointed to see the dark future elements and visuals played down as the action progressed. The opening sequence with those bunkerlike underground structures and the dead city above were glorius:)

SFAM said:

Hi Metatron, yes, that’s a great point. They really spent time on the setting up front but didn’t really return to it much as the story progressed. Although this too is pretty similar to La Jetée. But in thinking about it, I probably need to go back and get some more screencaps of that setting - it really is wonderful and needs to be shown more.

May 2, 2006

labas said:

Love 12 monkeys :)

SFAM said:

Hi Labas, welcome to cyberpunkreview. :)

And give La Jetée a try. You might love it as well.

January 22, 2007

Brooders.net » Blog Archive » La Jetee said (pingback):

[…] According to Cyberpunk review, 12 Monkeys is a remake of La Jetee.. SFAM over at Cyberpunk review has done a brilliant job of documenting and reviewing cyberpunk movies, good and bad. He also, compared the similarities of the two in his review The Acorn and the Oak Tree. […]

April 22, 2008

Anonymous said:

You have just saved my ass for my english final in 2 days THANKS!!!!!!!!!

October 16, 2008

Ni said:

Hi, I watched 12 Monkeys the other day, and I get this recurring uneasy feeling about time travel (”Back to the Future” is exempt of course!). It happens with any other time travel film as well, in that it doesn’t seem to raise the issue that if you go back in time, you’ll create an infinite loop.

Example: person goes back in time, sees self as a child, gets killed. Child grows up, goes back in time, sees self as child, gets killed, etc.

Hopefully a few of you can clear this up… bleh I should really get a forum name and start discussing on the forums.

December 23, 2008

Void said:

@NI: of time-travel films, I recommend japaneese anime “The Girl whol leapt trough time”. Not a cyberpunk, though :-)

I’ve just watched Twelve Monkeys. Excellent one.

Ah, Brad Pitt is also really good in “Snatch”.

February 23, 2009

960018 said:

Void is right about Snatch. Brad Pitt is amazing in that movie.
And is also very good in Fight Club, an amazing movie.

I just read this post, years after it was written, and found it very nice indeed.
I never saw La Jetée, but now I really want to see it. If I have the oportunity, I will.

Twelve Monkeys is the best movie about time travel I ever saw. And is the rare movie that doesn’t create a time paradox.

June 25, 2009

Stormtrooper of Death said:

Can anybody do a full review of this movie ‘la Jetee’, i think it is very interesting, but till now, cyberpunk review, does not have a full review. SFAM ? Anybody ?

November 21, 2009

Anonymous said:

Does anyone have a decent link to La Jetee with english subtitles. There is one on youtube but the subtitles are barely readable. Any links would be much appreciated, thanks!

June 14, 2010

xxx said:

Try this: http://www.ex.ua/view/1033608
La Jetee

May 4, 2011

Una Benoit said:

In 12 Monkeys, they send Jose back to Cole to give him a gun. They must have intended that he kill someone, most likely the lab assistant carrying the virus; they must have intended that by doing so he would prevent the plague which wiped out the world. Of course, he failed to do so; but that does not alter the fact that those in the future attempted to change the past. It’s just like what they were trying to do with Fudge 44.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jac2-XMGd1w

December 6, 2011

Marvin Krushkhov said:

Today i watched both films one after another: first it was La Jetée & then Twelve Monkeys. Comparsion to acorn & the oak tree is very sharp. La Jetée gives you a short but complex story and lots of laconic black & white images (form of photodrama is very unusual, never see films like that). Twelve Monkeys tells the same story, but it’s much more detalised & have Gilliam’s distinctive style. I think it’s pretty similiar to his another gem - Brazil, which saw recently & was really impressed. So, highly recommend to see both films together.

October 28, 2012

MaTachi said:

I found this page with a really interesting and in-depth analysis of 12 Monkeys: http://www.mjyoung.net/time/monkeys.html It explains all events in the movie in a very good way.

March 9, 2013

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I like reading through an article that will make people think.
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