I love the weird and i love the honest and heart felt.
One of the great elements of Petzold's films for me is how characters bond and narratives change with unexpected events.
Here, Many times I was left wanting something else to happen, I wanted something more surprising than what did transpire.
Many times it felt too obvious and the changes that took place did not add up for me.
Still some great elements here.
A good portrayal of possible events with some strange low budget effects.
It commits to what it sets out to do pretty much, I did not follow it all, found some of the dialogue confusing.... a lot of it actually.
Some good performances and writing.
Not much is done for the visual and auditory poetry of film, I think this is in part so the focus is on the story and characters.
Some elements I really enjoyed and some felt out of place, but I think its worth seeing if you find the subject matter interesting and would like a reasonably grounded portrayal of people involved.
What were you expecting?
Some spoke to me recently of how they dislike the film and feel it is manufactured, I was fearing the worst, this may have helped me enjoy the experience 2 fold.
To start with, I want to make some things clear,
Some have stated that there is no meaning to this fable, yet it seems rather pronounced to me, so, without saying what it is exactly, I will state that it is there.
Someone mentioned it…
One of the worst films I’ve ever seen!
I’m sorry that was biased of me, it’s bad, erm, there are ideas here but everything to me feels misjudged, misguided, it feels like it wants to be a critique on the art world but in my opinion absolutely fails at this, the script, the pace, the acting, everything feels out of place to me! Like why?
Why Jake why? Why are you people in this?
I’d like to know what happened, it seems like there must be an explanation for how terrible it is!