TeddyVoelkel's Rating of Elephant

Teddy's Review of Elephant

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Elephant

Elephant(2003)

I just don't understand why this movie needed to be made, but on the other hand I understand why people "like" it so much. They watch it, they don't get it, but they feel pressured by other people around them to say it's good; it's just like how every rock and roll fan has a copy of the Velvet Underground's "The Velvet Underground & Nico," but they never listen to it. They have it to say they have it and like, but they never play it because it's shit. I watched this movie exactly once, and having done so I don't feel a need to see it again. It's garbage, it's a waste of time, watch something better. Almost anything would be something better, but let me make a few suggestions: Milk (a better Van Sant film), the Celebration (a better art house/experimental-ish film), Heathers (a better high school film), Submarine (an even better high school film), and finally The Hunt for Red October (because I watched it today, not for the first time, and it's very entertaining).