Friday, September 15, 2017


What the french toast did I just watch?

I just....I can't. I can't form cohesive words and sentences regarding this movie. I can't even describe the plot without giving away the movie. But the movie was done by Darren Aronofsky, who directed films like Black Swan and Requiem For A Dream, severe mind breaking movies with lots of metaphor and surreal environments and this movie is no exception. This was just an interesting movie going experience. Let me set the scene: I bought my ticket, it's 12 minutes to showtime, I walk in the theater. I am alone. It's dark, cold, and silent. No movie ads, no commercials, the screen is blank. I sat there for 10 minutes in utter silence and darkness. It was the closest thing to sensory deprivation I have ever experienced. And I think it was done on purpose to already kinda unnerve you and get you ready for the movie. It's a trip to say the least, and surprisingly Jennifer Lawrence is the one that carries the film. Javier Bardem is in it but not much, so it's all down to Jennifer. And if you know me, I'm not a fan of her work and yet I can safely say she did a really good job. At first I thought she was harsh, cold, and rude, hell even one guy calls her the c-word. But then I thought, if you were in her situation you would feel very much the same. And her situation is unapologetic in it's blunt, uncomfortable, and just plain awkward dialogue. You know how in most movies if it gets awkward, people change the subject or try to lighten the mood? Yeah, that never happens here. The whole movie is just one slow burning climax, with the camera constantly moving in a handheld fashion making the house seem like a maze and can inspire claustrophobia easily. Added to this is the nonexistent soundtrack, there is no music. None. Not even like ambient background noise, until the end credits. It reminds me of No Country For Old Men but even with that movie the film score was subdued but it was there. So the lack of music makes it easier for the film to get under your skin. It's like if you took The Shining, Misery, and The Wicker Man and added that extra dash of WTF and you got a movie that will leave you speechless. At the end, I was laughing like a mental patient. I'm not even sure if this was a good movie or a bad movie, it's in it's own little world entirely seperate from all things natural and it gets disturbing. After I left the theater, I was very perplexed at what I just witnessed and still can't find proper words to describe it. This is no doubt a movie that must be viewed multiple times to fully grasp it, so if you feel brave and experimental go check it out. If not, I can't say I blame you. I tell you what, if you can walk out of the theater and not utter the words "What the f*** did I just watch?" I will give you a medal, alright? Like, just damn. I got nothing. This was weirder than The Lobster and that stuff was already pretty damn weird! So congratulations Mother, you are the official most bizzare film I have ever reviewed!

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