A strong story with a disappointing pitch.
Thelma has an astoundingly strong story, beautiful visuals in its cinematography, and a nice cast. However, the structure was not something I highly enjoyed.
I think there was so much potential in the context of the story. The director did not tell this story in depth but just a glimpse of it. In addition, he did not direct the actors well enough to reach their full potential as they proved to us in that two-hour journey.
It was a good movie but I thought it could have been outstanding.
Story-wise and execution: 2.33/3.5
Camera work: 1.87/2
overall Score: 3.675/5
Anyways, an extra star for the queer but I think the movie sucks.
be certain assimilation upon her mind. Little did she know the experience was not common at all. Gradually she discovered what she had since her childhood naturally. Could the supernatural phenomena be explained scientifically for the sceptics? Unfortunately one should content to believe what happened, not what he had seen.
The soundtracks accompanying this Norwegian flick is fit to chill of the bone. Haunting yet not necessarily horrid, just set to thrill the ambience. The list are full, from orchestral composition to popular themes.
To have lost a loved one is painful, yet it is wiser to cherish what we still have given left. Rather than suppressing our powers, it would be better harnessing it as a manner of thanksgiving. Then we can give account of ourselves unto the next terminal.
There is even an almost identical scene at the ballet (again, black swan theme) that is taken from the cab ride in black swan.
But how did they make it different? why not a little Carrie theme? and sprinkle ia bit of the Dead Zone.
Kissing, but no make-out, which means no tongue, just a lot of pretend kissing, which means lame (not believable).
Unfortunately, this was too slow and boring. Apparently, some people are easily impressed these days.
It was really hard to finish watching. Too many things did't make any sense and it was too predictable. The one scene towards the end went against any logic. At the boat if that happened to you, you would immediately jump in you know what.
It needed a good editor and maybe it would have been more watchable. It was so all over the place and didn't know what it wanted to be.
First I'll say that I think the movie was marketed and talked about in a very misleading way. It's not a thriller or a horror movie. It's a psychological drama with supernatural elements in it.
I came into it expecting a horror or a supernatural thriller, so when I slowly realized that it's not going to be the case. I got pretty annoyed, had to keep myself from blaming the movie itself.
Now, as what it really is, it's very special. Think of an elevated coming of age drama that uses the supernatural to raise itself above genre cliches. It tells a unique and moody Norwegian tale very patiently, very thoughtfully. A lot of times it felt like the movie was going about its way TOO patiently, but maybe that's coming from my expectation to see a thrilling horror movie and being disappointed by the slow pace of what it really was.
It was incredibly well made. It was visually beautiful. The sets, the lighting, the colours, the cinematography. All were very cohesive and worked well together. The sounds were delicate. Rough when needed. Everything felt very calculated in a good way. The actors were all pretty brilliant.
While the story was unique and held a lot of potential, I felt like at the end I got to explore too little of it. The potential was massive, and we only ever got 2-3 teases of it. I guess the impressions and ideas that it leaves in your head are still worth it.
And despite what I said earlier, I still honestly feel like this movie would be much better if it trimmed a few minutes here and there. It lingers a little too much on almost every scene. I understand the intention of the movie taking its time, immersing us in the mood of the movie, but when done in every scene, it gets tedious.
I would've enjoyed it much more, and with a much clearer mind if I had seen it without the expectations for a thrilling horror movie.