17 August 2011 | igoatabase
Well thought-out digestive
You miss Lost and its irresistible talented cast ? Well this epilogue could satisfy your fanatic appetite for a few split hours but nothing more. Its short length is to blame because in ten minutes you can't cover much. Some people will argue that it's better than nothing but come on, have you lost your mind ? Seriously the story isn't special but has its highs and sadly also a few lows. First even if my last "tropixity" session doesn't trace back to Adam & Eve but to June, 2010 I can only admit that I think about Jack and his gang from time to time. Since The End I was also intrigued by what Benjamin Linus (Michael Emerson) and Hurley would do as the new men in charge. So it was almost surreal to see Ben pop up again on my dusty screen because Emerson's performance was one of the most stellar. Second the two guys working for the Dharma Initiative reminded me of Desmond pushing the button in season 2. It's also reminiscent of Vincenzo Natali's Cube but revealing why would be an annoying spoiler. Third their encounter with Ben was relatively enlightening because it finally answered a question that had been haunting us for centuries. Sorry, back to the present. Fourth you should appreciate the reference to A Clockwork Orange and in general I found that this epilogue was an elegant way for its creators to address the fans one last time. Is it time to move on ? And I don't mean you know what, or maybe I do. Fifth it was cheap on guests but there's one I wasn't expecting so it was nice to have "it" back. Male or female ? You'll have to find out by yourself ! Sixth it wasn't a fan service cornucopia but you should enjoy the obvious reference to a cult scene from the pilot. Anyone for a Connect Four ? Seventh and not least, Hurley. The only guy who could calm an angry polar bear ! My opinion is mixed about his role because we only saw him for a few split seconds. In the one hand I expected him to share the screen with Ben but it wasn't the case at all. In the other hand his role was as refreshing and joyful as the journey he offered us during the 6 seasons. All in all it could have been better, specially because its length was frustrating, but from his immersive short story and production to some dialogs full of spirit I can't see anyone who wouldn't want to dive again in the mind blowing eternal pool that Lost will ever be !