But, that is not to say The End Of Quantum Reality is without any merit. On the contrary, Thomas has directed a stylish movie. Aside from the usual talking heads portions, there are animatic style moments to visualize the theories being discussed. These scenes are lively and provide moments of lightheartedness, which is a wonderful relief from the confusing everything else going on.
She always makes sure that the introductions to the various experts are clear. There is never any disorientation about who is speaking when or why. But Thomas is only able to do so much. That is to say, the pesky business of still never comprehending what these speakers are saying is ever-present.
“…animatic style moments to visualize the theories being discussed.”
Mind you, Wolfgang Smith, Richard Delano, Hossein Nasr, and Olavo de Carvalho are all well spoken. They are clearly passionate about this subject and the ideas it represents. When sitting down together, as some of them have the chance to do, they share a most jovial repartee. There is something warm about seeing smart and passionate people be able to engage with each other in such philosophical and mathematical terms. It is almost enough to bring the overwhelming ideas and concepts down to a human level. Almost.
I wish I enjoyed The End Of Quantum Reality more than I did. While I appreciated its style and the lively nature of the interviewees, that is all the movie has to offer. Its subject matter is indescribable and bewildering. Does that make the documentary bad? Not exactly, but that does not mean it is good either.
"…I have no idea what I was supposed to take away from the documentary."