10 Sci-Fi Movies That Were Way Too Complicated

9. Mr. Nobody

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Before he was Morbin' all over the place, Jared Leto was starring in this curiosity from Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael.

Mr. Nobody from 2009 has Leto playing Nemo Nobody, the last remaining mortal human. At the age of 118, Nobody reflects back on his life and all of the moments that were and could have been.

The film incorporates the idea of branching paths and multiverses, which means that there is a parallel world out there where Jared Leto is a respected actor. Okay, that's a bit much.

Mr. Nobody is extremely ambitious. It attempts to tell several different stories all at once, several of which never actually happened. It also has a nonlinear narrative structure, which isn't exactly everyone's cup of tea.

Some people go nuts for this movie, but even they would admit that it is a lot of hard work to keep up with. There are so many tiny little details that throw everything out of whack if you miss even one of them.

If you're into this sort of thing, then you'll have a good time with Mr. Nobody. If you're not, then you may genuinely prefer Suicide Squad.

Again, maybe that's a bit of a stretch.


Jacob Simmons has a great many passions, including rock music, giving acclaimed films three-and-a-half stars, watching random clips from The Simpsons on YouTube at 3am, and writing about himself in the third person.