As of today, this is the only Lars Von Trier film I've seen
11 February 2015
Excerpt: His films are either "love 'em" or "hate 'em" and they include graphic sex and nudity. But then that's European cinema for ya! So I heard about this film and I wanted to see. I rented it out and I loved it. The first 8 minutes are in slow motion and are very beautiful to look at. Very artsy. Kristen Dunst is brilliant as Justine, a woman suffering from depression due to the fact that her mother is a horrible person.
Summary: This is absolutely one of THE worst movies I've ever seen. Boring as shit, no plot, no story, nothing. I literally fell sleep (no joke) and woke up and still nothing had happened and I didn't miss a thing. I was actually thinking when does this nightmare of a movie will end. I was looking forward to the credits! Do not waste your time on this BS of a movie.
Excerpt: I freaking hate hand held cameras in movies, they so annoying and the beginning of this movie give me another great reason to hate them. The story to Melancholia is about a new planet appears and threatens to collide with earth, two sisters find their fractured relationship stretched to the breaking point.
Excerpt: Not much to say about this movie. Whoever wrote it must have been seriously depressed and decided it might be a good idea to help others get depressed by watching it as well. Critics hailed the visuals, but I don't trust any of them anymore as the visuals lacked detailed and images were flat. Luckily I got this movie for $2.00 at a video shop close out sale, but honestly, it wasn't even worth 10 cents.
Excerpt: Science fiction by its very nature is taking a scientific theory, extrapolating it into a fictional conceit and examining its impact on society and the human psyche; in this sense Melancholia is pure science fiction. But while most film makers (mentioning no names...) examine the impact of a bug-eyed monster invasion on the lives of American meat-heads with big guns, wise cracking computer nerds and Maxim cover girls, Lars Von Trier instead uses the idea of the...
Summary: Uninteresting characters, almost non-existent character development and nudity for no reason from a known artist spells disaster. You have two parts of the film about 2 sisters and a planet hitting the earth. You have artists whispering in dialogues, camera angles that bores you and a single location without any outside intervention despite the crisis that is occurring.
Summary: As the title suggests, this is not a feel-good film - when your movie begins with the end (literally - the end of the world), you know you're in for something downright depressing. And so it is - I did think the characters were good, even if the movie was somewhat slow. Interesting concept - so-so delivery.
Terrible movie! Long, boring, and poorly developed characters.
25 April 2012
Excerpt: I don't understand how people are giving this film good scores. I should start off by saying that this movie is a lot like "Tree of Life." If you liked that film, you may like this. I didn't mind that there was little dialog, one of my favorite Blu-ray's is Baraka. I don't mind "art" movies or something different than mainstream but this movie was simply terrible. First, the underlying plot AND ending was given away in the first 5 minutes.
Summary: I wanted to like this film, but I had some of the same problems as I did with 'The Tree of Life'. It felt a little boring and self important at times and I never connected emotionally with the film, except that it literally made me depressed. That's not the experience I want out of a film. The slow and depressive state takes away from any theme or message the movie was possibly containing.
Summary: A very very heavy film that takes itself very very seriously. The one thing this film has going for it is a strong performance by Kirsten Dunst. The many things it doesn't have going for it are a plot that moves at a snail's pace, a lot of melancholy (hence the title) that at times becomes tiresome, and a too-long running time. The ending shot is pretty spectacular however.