Benny's Video Reviews
This is a very interesting film about the effect of violence in the media, although this connection is a bit shady. I don't totally agree with what the film is saying, but as Haneke continuously feeds us repeats of the same disturbing images I found myself getting used to them, which to me shows there is some truth in the films message. Pretty clever really. The way it is filmed is also very clever, it's shown in such a calm, casual way, contrasting what is happening on the screen, and making it seem even more disturbing.
There's a hell of a lot that just doesn't make sense to me, though. I think some things could have been explained a bit clearer, or maybe my mind is just too simple...
But still, it was an interesting and brave film that has really intrigued me to go and watch more of Haneke's work. Good job.
Pay close attention to the film most fail to catch on to a significant plot twist! Hint: It's totally diabolical!
had two thoughts throughout the slow flick: what small pert buns he's got, and how much i'd like to smash his smug,asking-for-it face in.
Thumbs up for Mr. Toxic Avenger!
So, Michael Haneke, you have our attention. Now what do you plan on doing with it?
As it happens, not a heck of a lot with a movie that feels influenced by Atom Egoyan's earlier video inflected films and also works as a line to Haneke's future with "Cache." At least with "Benny's Video," he is not blaming violent movies so much, as he takes a slightly less simplistic route by blaming the parents with Benny being a classic latchkey kid with minimal supervision while enabling him with all the electronic equipment they buy him. Don't believe me? Then, check out the pyramid scheme that Evi is running.