Traceroute full movie review - Very entertaining analysis of nerd culture
Traceroute is squeezing a lot of (cult) content and philosophy into an engaging film format -- and it is amazing to see how professional and effective the rhythm of visually embedding the (no)storyline unfolds.
Achieving this is a real feat, considering that the film is a dense, essayistic road movie without a real "plot" besides driving from A to B. Traceroute works because it is lead by a charismatic (and self-ironic) character, chasing and questioning his own dreams and desires -- and who tries to analyze the state of our civilization. Traceroute doesn't follow the classic structure of a documentary, but succeeds to present a well-crafted pastiche of the past and future of nerd culture. Recommended.