Its going to be a Marmite kind of film, your either going to Hate it with a passion or just absolutely Love it !
Me personally i Loved it! I thought it was original, written extremely well, it was acted beautifully which isn't a shock when its such a great cast! Its nice to see that Polanski has done one better than Ghost Writer as that was a truly dreadful movie!
Its made beautifully and it sticks to the true form of being a play, which is great!
Its Just a good movie that is thoroughly enjoyable and i just loved the ending a true play form which i loved!
This is probably the most unexciting movie that can be ever so entertaining.
Carnage is set in one building, in which a meeting of two parent pairs spirals out of control because of an incident involving their children.
The good? Carnage is like watching a play. But it's a film. The acting is so genuine and audience appealing for realistic drama that it's right in front of your eye. John C Reily, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and Jodie Foster act like they have never done a bad movie in their life, exuberant confidence and power. They shine like magnificently unlike-able stars in a bleak, worthless sky. The script is something new and unique, it's like eating a gourmet meal at a Michelin star restaurant whilst having an argument with your family, delectably interesting and sways energy to and fro. This movie truly exposes hypocrisy in parenthood, a situation based on a break on control, breaking and breaking and breaking into little pieces until it is merely dust, insults, alcohol, vomit and marriage regret. And the best part is? No one is innocent. A mockery made, gleefully poking fun at the contestants in the 'Whose the dumbest?' game show as they argue about what 1+1 equals...except they all answer 3, 4 and 5.
The bad? Carnage is a film that isn't exciting or stand out at all. In subtlety and dialogue, it is a masterpiece but it needs to be longer...transform the carnage into what the first causing incident was. A full cyclical turn to connect the dots would make this flow like milk.
Carnage is beautifully tense and sleak in it's critiques. A must see for screenwriters and actors. Turns you into a smug little son of a bitch, and that's what the film is trying to prove upon human nature. You think you're slick? Think again...
The performances & dialogue in this film is sensational & it's also really funny & has such a honesty to the characters.
It's a short feature & set basically in a lounge room but the performances are so rich it's keeps you enthralled. A unique divergence from Polanksi but a welcomed one.
What an impressively tense and unique film that even after losing most of its reasons of interest it still gives the audience plenty of commentraty and mantains its perfect narrative that sadly ends quite abruptly.
Romanski directs this stage play gone movie with precision and Witt and ties a perfect bow on a tricky little film.