You don’t have to be crazy, but it helps.
Terry Gilliam has spent a career confounding expectations, making dazzling films which often focus on people being rightfully paranoid about everything happening around them.
Here, working from a template drawn by the classically surreal French short film La Jetée, he tells a tale of time travelers trippin’ across the decades, chasing a world-ravaging virus.
Nothing, and no one, are what they seem, from big ‘n brassy Brad Pitt as an insane philosopher to Bruce Willis going low-key as a man haunted by half-remembered dreams.
What’s real? Everything, and nothing.