An aspiring movie maker and critic. I will try to make my reviews as consistent as possible.
I got the impression that this narrative was supposed to be experimental, and I enjoyed it. The “obsession sequence” with the metal detector and the red herring with the soda can under the guy’s legs were really cool parts in particular. I also liked the ending and the questions it raised.
However, there were some confusing moments that took me out of the story:
In the beginning, the main character finds his fishing line is tangled. If he’s just sitting…
I remembered this as being funny and clever, but then again I watched this before what I call "my cinematic enlightenment," so I'm not surprised its not the 4/4 masterpiece I thought it was. Still, I liked it and I think modern blockbuster (Endgame and Infinity War, cough cough) could learn some lessons from this movie. But yeah, this isn't Emmerich's best work, Midway is better.