Antichrist ends up being more unnerving than it is terrifying, and a lot funnier than it's supposed to be.
looks like you went in thinking you were about to see a horror movieanyone who's going to describe that as "pornographic" obviously has sex issues....it was sex and masturbation and regardless of whether or not this "critic" can handle it, that's what humans do...if fact, the animals and the plants do it as well! had it been filmed to appeal to a high school jock, then it would have been pornographic...the evil in this movie is meant to provoke and cause awareness to how far men have gone throughout history to force women to do things they don't want to do...to tell them how they are supposed to feel...clipping their clitoris, making them out to be sluts or weak or vulnerable......that's why she went over the edge. i thought this movie was beautiful and startling and ugly and deep and wicked....as it should have been! not all stories out there are supposed sugar coated fodder for the masses..perhaps you should stick to critiquing Disney films..they're safe enough for you.....
Dec 14 - 05:13 PM
I feel the same. I went into this film having seen Zentropa and Breaking the Waves, the latter of which I hated! So I was wary of von Trier and his misogynistic tendencies for this film. However, I was blessed with one of the most beautiful films I've seen (form-wise) and one of the most disturbing (content-wise). In fact, I wrote my 10-page film theory final on this film (and I had to scale it back to 10 pages)! There is so much here beneath the surface. The greens stand out amidst the other drab colors signifying She's envy for He's ease at which he distances himself from their loss. The encounter with the doe, signifying He's ability to distance himself from She. *SPOILER* The burning of She on the pyre associating her with the witches she studied so maniacally. And of course the faceless women perhaps signifying other women who have made She's mistake of breaking the laws of nature by initiating role-reversal; taking pleasure above all else even when your child is in jeopardy. Their faces have been blurred because it is the visage of our loving mothers that we so ingenuously cherish. There is A TON of stuff that makes this a great film. I don't think von Trier needed to put the graphic imagery in, it may have been best left up to the imagination, but the rest is SO good that I don't think it matters.
Jan 14 - 01:19 AM