"Stunning", "Amazing", "Awesome", wait... what have you been smoking?
Or should I say are you out of your mind people? This movie was utter
nonsense with so many aspects that make a good movie.
I know some of Gaspar Noé's work. I think I know the way he thinks, and
he is kind of a basket case in my opinion. But so am I, and I like mind
messing type of movies. What I loved in Irréversible was that it was
shocking but yet had a great storyline, production, and atmosphere.
I didn't know anything about this movie, did not bother to check the
basic plot before watching. While watching the first half with spinning
cameras, the camera-work itself reminded me of Irréversible, and then I
realized this must be Gaspar Noé. And when I saw the first "shocking"
imaginary, I knew it for sure.
For those who don't know about Noé's mind, this movie is very
disturbing, morally questionable, twisted, shocking, provoking, and
most of all - very different. I don't recommend watching if you are not
mentally prepared, if you are not used to see or don't like to watch
annoying flashing lights and neon, nauseating spinning and shaking
camera work, drug use, pornography, sperm, psychedelic imaginary and
colors, gay sex, abortion, violence, breastfeeding, night club
"business", blood, suffering of children, detailed face mushing etc.
The first half of the movie was awesome though. It was original and
brilliant. I liked the POV (subjective point of view) because it was
well done and got me actually feel the protagonist and see his eyes
what was happening. Although after the protagonist had died, and the
camera work transformed more objective way, the movie also died...
Especially the end part of the movie was not good. The whole plot is
simply too easy, pointless, and frustrating. It is also too
provocative, it does not get to me as Irréversible did. There is just
too much of THAT, "you have to show everything", "let's piss off the
viewers", "this has not been done too many times". Those Gaspar Noé's
so called "power tools" don't get me this time. Just plain stupid and
pointless. Got actually really bored.
The movie is way too long. It did not success in its mission to make
"wow" expressions or some great controversy or feelings for me. It just
frustrated the heck out of me. I did not like the last half our
pornography, because I did not come to see porn, I came to see a movie
package, hopefully entertaining one! After the movie I felt like "what
the .... I just watched?". Obviously nothing worth recommending for.
The movie is nothing but some nonsense fake art which everyone worship
as a great artistic work. Whaat? Art should be even more entertaining!
This was nowhere near entertaining. Just because it is some kind of art
piece of something it does not automatically mean it's great. I mean
come on, don't say you were not bored to watch a hour (which felt like
10 hours) of floating around, spinning, night clubs, cities, without
any narrative or knowledge what is going to happen and what is the deal
here? I got really bored and I don't understand how I managed to sit it
I give Gaspar the points for that some people this might shock and
annoy very much. Points also for the first half of the movie. But the
whole thing goes way down the hill. I have to say Enter the Void was
interesting change, and for example the last minutes were even funny
and cool to watch (the close up from you know what). Now I know what
happens when I die...
In the other hand here is a movie which makes you feel many ways, but
nowhere near like Irréversible. Not very good movie. Anxiating, dark
and boring piece of film. If you watch this be prepared and watch with
criticism. Not definitely for all.