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Thelma review
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A good movie

To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but, since it was directed by Joachim Trier, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, it turned out to be a really enigmatic thriller and the fact that most of what was going on was a mystery through most of the duration made the whole thing equally fascinating and frustrating to behold. Eventually, did it all really make sense? Probably not but it was obviously not the point of this movie. Still, the fact that the main character forgot from her past exactly what was needed for the plot to work was narratively rather weak. Furthermore, I wasn’t so sure either about the anti-religious undertones. Maybe it’s because I’m getting more and more tolerant towards religious people as I grow older but I wonder how the movie would have been if this aspect would have been removed. Concerning Eili Harboe, she delivered here a really solid performance and she gave a perfect vibe for this character though. To be honest, I did wish that they did tone down the paranormal shenanigans so that they could focus more on her burgeoning relationship with Anja but, again, it was obviously not the point of this movie. Eventually, pretty much out of nowhere, this movie turned out to be somehow some kind of hyper realistic super-hero origin story which was definitely interesting. As a result, it basically displayed what could be the end-result with the super-hero genre if you would remove the spandex costumes, the carboard villains and this obsession of saving the world from some random impending doom which was definitely an intriguing approach. Anyway, to conclude, even if it not everything really worked, it was still another intriguing directorial effort from Joachim Trier it is definitely worth a look.



7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
1 week ago on 15 May 2024 10:20