A Classic of the Future
A Scanner Darkly is a crime movie with no bad guy, except maybe God for creating the world. Or the pharmaceutical companies.
Everyone is dimly motivated by the same paranoia, escapism, pride and belief that life shouldn’t have to be as shitty as it is. But just for them. Unfortunately there is no escape for the characters in Richard Linklater’s film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly. Everyone is trapped, the only difference between the characters is how resigned they are to their fate. Maybe the bad guys are the one who just try to have the most fun with the system. Yeah, the pharmaceutical companies are the bad guys.
This movie is so good that it hasn’t sunk in yet. Only 60% on Rotten Tomatoes compared to 75% for the well-done, yet bland Superman Returns.
This is film is a classic of the future. See it now.