The Zero Theorem

2013

Action / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Mystery / Sci-Fi

249
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 52%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 44%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 40771

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Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth
Gwendoline Christie as Woman in a Street Commercial
Matt Damon as Management
Tilda Swinton as Dr. Shrink-Rom
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Reviewed by tomsuthblack 10 / 10

Sex, Pizza, and The Gospel According to Gilliam

The Lord Management created the World. It was a world of connectivity and networks and total control. You need to be connected to this world to benefit from it, and the worst punishment ever is to become disconnected, The Lord management, who looks a bit like Bill Gates and a bit like Steve Jobs, is omniscient and omnipotent. He is everywhere, but you can't see him. He blends very well into everything, but his power oozes out of everything. Although he is invisible to your eyes, he is the real life and soul of every party.

And the lord sent his son, Bob, to save us. This prodigy son is always there when saving is needed, showing the way to tortured spirit by injecting a brilliant mixture of wisdom, energy and rather naive teenage spirit. The problem with the Lord's Son is that he is actually a rebel. He doesn't wish to be a tool, like the rest of Lord Management's creation, and therefore he keeps, subtly, inciting a form of existential rebellion.

And the Lord Management wanted to test the integrity, safety and sustainability of the world he created, and its ability to stand against the invincible and perfect powers of death and oblivion. The Lord, therefore, commissions The Devil , Lucifer, Known in the Movie as Qohen Leth, to do that Job--using him as a tool.

The Devil Leth's job is to test if all this creation could add up to zero or collapse into nothingness once again. Leth's success would mean the identification of the conditions that could lead to the collapse of Lord management's world. His failure, however, would prove that the Lord's creation is perfect , sustainable and safe (despite lacking any real purpose or meaning other than survival for the sake of survival, or for the sake of Joy--which is the carrot the Lord dangles in front of the eyes of his tools to keep them running) And the Lord decides to dangle a carrot before Qohen Leth's eyes to keep him stimulated to do his job. He decides to send him joy , which comes in the form of sex and pizza deliveries.

At first, The Devil Leth is indifferent to the temptations the Lord send him. The Devil Leth had tried all the joys the world can offer and has grown jaded. His path of excess had led him to the tower of wisdom. he had lost his desires, his emotions, his heart and the lusts of his body and became "Maximum brain, minimal body". Thus, the Lord sends his son, bob, to tempt the devil to once again enjoy sex and pizza.

Bob the Savior is very successful in his job. He manages to endure the Qohen Leth's intolerable negativity and lack of motive and tempts him to once again connect to the Lord's world. His success is ultimate when he finally convinces the Devil Leth to wear the red suit of desire and enter the Lord's creation once again, eager for a quickie. In the End, and after lots of suffering from all sides, the Devil Qohen Leth becomes addicted to all the joys the virtual, carnal and culinary joys The Lord offers. Leth becomes motivated and works very hard, proving that The Lord's creation can never ever be equal to zero.

Leth's failure to prove the Zero theorem simply means the end of his contract with the Lord. His services are not needed any more. His job is done.

When Leth is fired, he realizes that he was really nothing but a tool, and the only real road to redemption is the one the Lord's Son, Bob, preaches at the every start before the journey temptation began. The only road to redemption is to disconnect from The Lord's World! To refuse to become a tool. However, the price of this is the deprivation from all the Lord's .

Thus, the three paradoxical commandments of Gilliam's Gospel are: -Connectivity equals joy, and also equals acceptance of the control of The Lord Management.

-Redemption equals freedom. Freedom equals disconnection. Disconnection equals loneliness--and death.

-A life is not different from death if it is a virtual life. Joy is equal to emptiness if it is no real joy.

Realizing this dilemma of our existence, Qohen Leth returns to his isolation. He tries to make the virtual world he created for himself more real by, simply, committing suicide. He allows the eternal sun fixed in its eternal dusk to final set and sink down into oblivion. When the night of death comes, Leth is happy, for what he experiencing is real. he even hears the voice of his beloved where they unite again--in another, better, and hopefully more real world, maybe? Terry Gilliam, if this is how you see the world, I bow to your genius, I applaud your mind... but I am very, very worried about your heart. I guess you really, really need some pizza

Reviewed by Tss5078 1 / 10

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When you watch a Terry Gilliam film, you should expect for there to be a fair amount of weirdness. When you add Science Fiction to the mix, there is the possibility that anything can happen. With this in mind, I was really excited to see The Zero Theorem, and what I got was simply one of the worst films I have ever seen! Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is a computer genius, who has been assigned by Management to discover the meaning of life. He does this alone in an old abandoned church. This movie made absolutely no sense to the point where I don't even know how the hell to describe it in any way that would do it justice. Waltz is running around like a madman the entire time, talking so fast, with that accent, that he's impossible to understand. He meets Tilda Swinton at some type of party, and she keeps showing up for some unknown reason, personally I just think it's because she's weird and she likes being in weird movies. Waltz has all these odd computer programs, strange characters he interacts with and talks non-sense with, all in a film that moves faster than his internet connection. I really just didn't understand a thing that was going on and watching it a number of times or doing any amount of any drug in the world wouldn't change that. How is a solitary man playing strange computer games supposed to discover the meaning of life? Who are all these people who keep showing up? What in the hell are they talking about, and what does anything have to do with anything? I'm not entirely sure that another person on this planet besides Terry Gilliam understands what was going on in this film. All I know is that no one should have ever been exposed to whatever this nightmare was intended to be.

Reviewed by rzajac 10 / 10

An odd film to "review" since (for me) it's eerily personal

Every now and then I see a flick which really does appear to be one in which the scenarist/writer successfully got a message radioed in by a very pure channeling of the subconscious mind, then never got around to asking the subconscious what it was on about. In this case, the subconscious might have told the writer, "Oh, I need to get an important message to..." me; the guy writing the IMDb comment you're reading.

Now, hang in with me here. I say "every now and then" for a reason. If flicks did this more often, I'd look into getting on meds. The point here is that there are just a few too many data points that touch on aspects of my life which... seem... (tho I could be wrong on this) *very* personal.

Qohen is very much me. I suppose there may be more folks like him than I realize, and Gilliam & Co. thought to give my forgotten caste a little love, this go-'round.

There are, of course, more general, social and technological commentaries which are are like a fish tank water in which swim many interesting species. But Qohen is an odd fish indeed, and very much reflects what I'm going though in my life.

I think this flick languishes in the 6.x IMDb score doldrums because... well, for the same reason that a film pitched to my little demographic would bewilder most folks; just as I tend to bewilder most folks.

It's a flick that yearns to reach out to all, even though it's not a universal story; how many people are thinking like Qohen?; that he can use the tools provided by an evolving hi-tech/hi-stimulation milieu and turn them to the effect of achieving Bodhisattva-hood? Essentially, building a raft from the flotsam and jetsam of a society that inhumanly bends you to its damnable rules and riding it down the existential maelstrom of ultimate negation, successfully, via the application of a perfectly understood principle?

Technically, the film is an absolute wonder. Gilliam's famous penchant for swimming, kaleidoscopic detail is expressed very, very well here. I've always loved this. Also, for such a bizarre film, there's an aspect to production which is strangely "old school": Specifically, the script feels like a stageplay with a fingernail grip on discernible narrative, the actors driven by ogrelike forces to breathe life into it in spite of itself. Again, another cause for the film to alienate some, yet find a niche in my tired old heart; when done "right" this works for me, and by my lights it's done right here.

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