Werner Herzog was never afraid to take up space in his documentaries, but the past decades has seen him pop up in everything from “The Simpsons” to JACK REACHER. And perhaps it’s this exposure to popular culture that has made him turn his attention to the Internet in his new documentary. Starting with an almost mystical retelling of the birth of ARPANET in 1969, Herzog chronicles the evolution of the computer network and speculates what sinister forms it might take in the future. In short: This is everything you’d want from a Herzog film about the Internet.
Werner Herzog (Germany, 1942) Selected filmography: INTO THE ABYSS (2011), CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (2010), HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA (2010), ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007), GRIZZLY MAN (2005), FITZCARRALDO (1982), AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD (1972)