Werner Herzog investigates the Internet and I haven’t a clue what the first half hour was about but that was fine because Herzog was narrating.
This series of interviews looks at a different aspect of the internet’s impact on society – from hacking to the colonisation of Mars to addiction. Several of them actually deserved films of their own – or at least much deeper investigation. And while his interview subjects are talking technically and scientifically, Herzog throws several of them with questions about love, dreams and emotions. Some of them roll with him, others don’t quite know how to respond. These are the light touches of a genius.
Peak Herzog this is not, but it’s never a chore to listen to him – as the trailer demonstrates.
Now Werner Herzog on the run with Edward Snowden – that would be a documentary.