A group of young engineers sit around a table and discuss their business. They work out of a garage, developing technologies but have not yet had a breakthrough to get them into the big-time. We do not understand all of the technical things they talk about, but we don’t need to. The fact is that what they are doing seems real.
The Color of Pomegranates states right at up front that it is not going to make sense. The text at the beginning says that what we will see on the screen are images from a poet’s mind, and that this was in no way going to show what actually happened, but how he perceived the events around him.
Why people love Up in the Air is beyond me. At best, it’s a cliche “coming of age” story with some good performances. At worst, it’s a soul-less mess as interesting as a trip to the airport. I lean towards the latter.
There aren’t that many good gory comedies. Serious film-makers have always steered away from the genre, and the popularity of these types of films have allowed people without talent to saturate the market-place and still make money with their bad films.