Herzog has no cave to explore this time, no smoldering volcano to approach, which leaves the film without a goal. All the more reason why it’s a pleasure to hear Herzog’s narration as he observes, admires, disparages, and occasionally tells an obvious fib. His commentary is the center, however provisional, of a world that has become a directionless network. His voice is the sound, still present, of human contact.
August 26, 2016