Movie Review

Melancholia – Skip It?

So Melancholia the movie. Have you seen it? Have you heard of it? I remember hearing about it around Golden Globe times I think and I heard what it was about and I was like, hey that sounds cool. I finally saw it a couple of weeks ago and it was WEIRD. Like, really weird. I didn’t dislike the movie, I think the acting was good, there was a lot of atmosphere, it was beautifully filmed and the characters were interesting. Having said that I spent a lot of the film being really confused and slightly bored. Also I spent a lot of the film saying “Why’d they do that” “Why would he do that?” “Why is she doing that?!” I guess I didn’t understand the characters.

Basically the movie is about a depressed woman played by Kirsten Dunst, who I like. Also it’s about the end of the world. It’s a weird balance. It’s really weird because the wedding in the beginning of the movie goes on for a substantial amount of time, but then towards the end of the movie you wonder why it was so long, it really has nothing to do with how the movie ends. I think it’s just one of those movies where you have to be really smart to figure out what’s going down. Like, her sadness represents something, and this represents something, yadda yadda etc. I didn’t get it. I also didn’t get Mullholland Drive, but I know people who liked that movie, so if you’re into really confusing possibly deep movies that don’t make a lot of sense to average folk like me I say Go For It! If you like movies that you can sort of figure out, or you have a bad attention span, or you like when movies have a plot that you can follow I say Skip It! What say Ye?

Kirsten gettin her cray-cray on

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