Folk Horror and Black Metal Enthusiast
Vegan Straight Edge
So, SO close to perfection. Some of the visuals were almost too ambitious for me and kind of took me out of the story. Nevertheless, this was an insightful and kinda harrowing look at what it means to be alive, conscious, etc. All the big questions. Whether intentionally or not, this story (and by extension screenplay) owes a great debt to Lovecraft.
This movie is obviously iconic in a lot of ways, and I totally understand the cult classic status, but it just doesn’t really land that way for me. The acting seems kind of inconsistent throughout, and even the good parts feel a bit flat. It’s fine, I enjoy it, it’s a nice comfort/background film, but I don’t really love it like everyone else I know.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“Is this all there is?”
“What else ought there be?”
Best film of 2021, I can’t even really imagine this being topped. Absolutely floored by how immersive and gorgeous this movie was. Felt fully transported even though I was in a room full of people. The Green Knight was a very authentic interpretation of this tale, filled with all the ambiguity, mystery, and magic of the source material (Tolkien has a great translation if you haven’t read it).
After watching this a second time, I’m even more on the fence about whether or not I think this is a 5/5. But I guess that uncertainty alone indicates that it isn’t.
If I HAD to complain, I would say that I’m not quite sure the runtime is justified. That said, I’m also not sure what I’d cut from the film, since everything is perfectly acted and enjoyable to watch.
Also, as someone who studied military history in college (has…