I've been to Mr. Crankys website
too many times. Here is a cranky review of a perfectly good film, "Run Lola, Run."
If the viewer next to you has a glowstick in hand and sucks on a pacifier, don't say I didn't warn you.
Here's an idea, has anyone actually considdered the fact that Manni is so dumb he may just deserve to get whacked? What kind of moron leaves a plastic bag full of blackmarket cash laying next to him on a subway car? So here's the basic premise, there's no great robbery, no tricky heist the money's gone because our hero is a dolt. Great start.
Anyway, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) lost the money, now Lola (Franka Potente) has 20 minutes to raise 100,000 marks. For those of you doing the math, a full-length movie is traditionally longer than 20 minutes. To compensate our fearless director, Tom Tykwer decided to shoot the same plot three times in a row, but with a slight change in the animated inro of each segment, thus changing the stories outcome each time. The miniscule changes in this animated sequence effect the overall story so absurdly that you may conclude that if Lola had stopped to pet the dog she'd initiate world war 3.
The movie itself plays out like three techno videos strung together. If the viewer next to you has a glowstick in hand and sucks on a pacifier, don't say I didn't warn you.
A final warning about this film, bring earplugs. I'd reccomend having them on for the whole movie, but you're defiantely going to need them when Lola bets on Roulette. Trust me.