The Bleep Do We (K)now!? (12A)
Written and directed by William Arntz and Betsy Chasse
Showing at FACT until August 11th 2005
I hate wasting time and felt this emotion very strongly after leaving
FACT at the end of this film. What a load of psedo science bollocks. This
review is short because there is little to say about it, good or bad.
This film should have been consigned to the black hole along with the people
who financed this twaddle and the crowd of pretentious people who offered
their opinions about quantum physics and other engrossing subject matter.
One quote from the film: "Our bodies are composed of a million billion
billion billions particles. The more mysterious quantum effects of just
two particles can have a 50% probability of cancelling each other out
completely...." and so on and so on.
According to a top scientist, who was not in the film, only three facts
of any substance were presented during the course of the film - the rest
of the views, statements of so-called fact were sheer speculation with little
evidence to back them up.
The talking heads became increasingly tiresome as the film wore on, with
the animation and visual effects tagged on serving little purpose, except
perhaps to stop people falling asleep.