awful. awful. pretentious. awful.
narration like that, that works for noir DOESNT work when character has nothing to say and it has really nothing to do with the current situation.
its like: you see a park, and the narrator says: this dark park, full of crazy people, etc. yet its the day and you dont see any crazy people. its idiotic in this movie. that guy had nothing to say yet he sooo much wanted to be deep. it was almost funny.
similar example is roscharhrhahrhar (whatever you spell it like) from watchmen. he was pretentious like hell yet there was some truth to what he was saying. it doesnt work a bit here. narration like that has a reason, and the reason is that you cant tell everything on the screen. yet here you saw more on the screen than in the narration. idiotic.