This film was one of the most creative and unique films I've ever
seen. I only knew two things going in: 1) it was about two friends
lost in a white landscape of nothingness 2) it was from the director
of Cube. In the simplest terms, it is the story of two friends who
end up stranded in the middle of nothing. Literally nothing. And
have to find a way to live with one another without a world to get in
The story is not big on explanation, which works very much in its
favor. Since the film has several unexplained mysteries at its core,
the audience is swept along with the two characters in all their
paranoia. The film has a definite "trapped on an island" feel, with a
darkly humorous edge. The two characters are not always lovable and
that could turn some people off. However, their relationship and this
experience are what drives the movie forward.
I don't want to offer much more information than this about the film.
It surprised me in nearly every way. I loved the concept and the
direction. The characters had to carry the movie solely on their
backs, and I was engrossed watching their struggles. While the pace
of the movie is a concern at times, I was hooked from the beginning.
And it ends well. "Nothing" does what only the best fantasy
accomplishes; it takes you someplace completely alien and then reminds
you that all stories are about people. Take a chance with this one.
10 _______ (out of 11)