I also finally watched Infinite and I thought some parts were entertaining as fuck LMAO.
Fucking lol-ed just hearing the opening monologue. People who can reincarnate while retaining their memories of their past lives are called “Believers”. Those who don’t like that shit call themselves “Nihilists”.
Then they got schizophrenia confused with multiple personality disorder. In THIS fucking day and age. They still managed to do that.
And then the drug he gets from the drug dealer is a fucking old school generic one that he can easily get for less than 50 bucks a month. The fucker has to carve and exchange a fucking katana for a one or 2 month supply of CLOZAPINE?
Why didn’t he just start making and selling his katanas online or something LMFAO?!! There was no reason not to. Then they later reveal that such a katana has not been carved for a long period of time or some shit like that so the skill has long been lost to establish that he’s probably an Infinite who managed to pick up the skill long before it was lost. Fucking hell, he could have made a fortune just by doing that shit.
I get that they were trying to use the old “need to keep his skills a secret or bad shit will happen” trope thing but there was no reason on his part to do so since all he really thought was that he was schizophrenic.
All they established was that he’s really fucking DUMB.
Then the plot is even dumber. The Nihilists don’t want to fucking reincarnate anymore so they want to annihilate the entire world so there won’t be any more vessels for their souls to occupy. That’s their sole(soul lol) motivation. Not even transcending to a higher plane or some shit like that. Just the assumption that they will achieve oblivion.
Holy fuck. If reincarnation exists, that means a soul exists, that means a GOD or at least some kind of Being(s) on a higher plane exist(s). Which means the soul is still infinite while there is someone who created it who can easily undo everything you did and still be able to fuck with you even in a stateless form.
Which means you will be subject to judgement no matter what religion you believe in. I wouldn’t want to be the one who fucking WIPED OUT HUMANITY when that happens.
Just because you occasionally decide to waterboard yourself (not making this shit up) to get the attention of whomever created you and receive no answer doesn’t fucking mean they don’t exist. Come the fuck on. You live for centuries and that’s all you really tried before you finally decided to create a world-ending device?
And you were right. They turned it into a Matrix knockoff. Other than the hilarious premise and some unintentionally funny scenes, it was dull and uninspired. I thought the action scenes were really well shot and the cinematography was pretty good.
Then I saw the end credits and found out that Antoine Fuqua directed it. That explains it. Shit, the dude needs better material to work with. It was worse than his King Arthur flick.
3.5/10 seems appropriate.