Alphaville

Alphaville ★★½

2021 Criterion Challenge Film #3
Category: Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

"Once we know the number one, we believe that we know number two, because one plus one equals two."

Man, this was disappointing. I will say that it had a strong opening, but it gradually got less and less investing.

I loved the dark and somewhat unsettling atmosphere, but they kinda milked it. There were these weird ass beeps that were at first interesting, but they overkill it to the point of infuriating me.

The main performances were good, but nothing spectacular. The main character was very unlikeable, but not in a way where he was interesting. We barely learned anything about him, so I didn't care about him. The Natasha character was just plain nothing to me.

I guess I liked the music the most, but it wasn’t good enough to watch just for that. This movie was just a disappointment to me. Maybe I picked the wrong Godard film, but this isn’t worth checking out unless you're a huge noir film.

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