The Neon Demon Reviews
Wow...I don't even know where to begin with this one. At once absolutely stunning, grotesque, shallow and cleverly ridiculous, I'm pretty confounded about how I actually feel about it as a film. As just a visual project, it's right up my alley in terms of aesthetics and design, one of the most beautifully photographed films I've ever seen.
But the plot is threadbare and the characters thin, so much so that they don't even resemble actual human beings. It also mixes in a straightforward, sometimes boneheaded social critique on the modeling industry and objectification of women that kind of hits its mark even though it will make you roll your eyes at its methods. But there is an alien quality to the whole story that somehow makes it engaging and otherworldly. The Los Angeles shown here feels like the capital of some faraway planet where people literally eat each other to gain their powers. Hell, even Keanu Reeves feels less human in this somehow.
All in all, Refn is a ridiculously stylish director that makes the cinematic equivalent of rock candy: Pretty little morsels that look and taste great, but that kind of hurt to consume and make you feel a little gross afterwards.That being said, I loved LOOKING at this movie every single minute...at least up until that eyeball makes an appearance. 3.5/5
Read a book instead .
It´┐ 1/2(TM)s a story about a young girl who moves to LA and she wants to be a model and much the horror of models that have already been in LA for a long time that are trying to get ahead, she plows right through them and into the spotlight because her beauty is natural everywhere she goes everyone get paid attention to her
I´┐ 1/2(TM)ve watched this movie last summer and tbh I enjoyed watching it. I really like the concept of this movie , the director did a great job about story telling. The reason why I like this movie beside the cinematography and soundtrack it´┐ 1/2(TM)s what´┐ 1/2(TM)s movie showing to the audience it´┐ 1/2(TM)s about modern society that most of the girls from my generation and next generations are so obsessed about being super beautiful or hot , you can´┐ 1/2(TM)t be someone else or have another person beauty It does have a great cinematography it´┐ 1/2(TM)s one of the best good looking movies that you can watch and enjoy, the last 3 movies I´┐ 1/2(TM)ve watched from Nicolas Winding Refn it does have great cinematography and also great soundtrack , the soundtrack of this movie is one of the coolest soundtracks I´┐ 1/2(TM)ve listened.
I didn´┐ 1/2(TM)t get a few sexual scenes the director goes too far in my opinion.
But overall it´┐ 1/2(TM)s a good looking movie I enjoyed the concept , the cinematography and the soundtrack and it does have good acting make sure to watch it on big screen with high quality
If you hate this movie I totally get it if you liked it I also get that.
I give 8/10 ´┐ 1/2 ´┐ 1/2 for the neon demon. it´┐ 1/2(TM)s a little bit like black swan it´┐ 1/2(TM)s not that much great but it surprises you in many scenes and comparing this to winding refn last movies it´┐ 1/2(TM)s not as good as drive but it´┐ 1/2(TM)s better than only god forgives in my opinion, I hope you guys enjoy it