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: 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: 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.
Summary: Von Trier creatively creates a sense of foreboding and tragedy as he dissects questions of life and death. The problem is - the film's more inventive moments involving the Doomsday star Melancholia are encased in scenes of depressing tedium that tend to bog down the film's themes and impact. The ending still got me, but the film could have been a lot stronger.
Excerpt: Melancholia is an odd movie. I think that's a good place to start. As it happens, I like odd movies but I'm still trying to work out what I think about this one. The movie starts with a 5 minute very arthouse piece in which the characters are seemingly 'caught' in slow motion, as though time has stopped moving as it should. It's very odd. I did wonder for a moment whether it was ever going to end, but it did and we started in to what seemed like a more normal movie.
Summary: Måste säga att von Trier gör skämmigt lätt för sig när han ska spela på åskådarens känslor; för mig går det helt förbi? Övertydligt och inte alls gripande, men så är ju också von Trier ett svin. Ska dock erkänna att första delen var rätt så bra, men man får en tydlig Festen-deja vu.