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I May Destroy You
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I like that there's some contemporary relevance with the story. This is woefully dated though, but not without some enjoyment seeing a movie of its kind from the era. The soundtrack is nice, but it is not one of the projects that Charlton Heston should be remembered for. I'd like to think that a big budget movie could be better done in 1975. I don't think they were trying very hard with such projects back then. The costumes and the makeup for the "family" in this were so cheap and poorly done. Again, I think they could do better for the day and age. Were they just lazy? I don't know, but it's for sure that I'll never again watch this purposefully.
This is a big budget dud. My daughter enjoyed it, but she was also aware of how many blatant similarities it had compared to Harry Potter. I realize the Director also worked on a Harry Potter movie. This movie was ripe with cheese and overall quite stupid. Good special effects, but really, story wise, nothing to write home about. I am quite unimpressed. I'll never watch it purposefully again. No, thank you.
This movie is a masterpiece on so many levels. I remember first seeing it like 25 years ago in a "History of Film" class when I was studying at the university. It's no wonder that this movie is historically so highly regarded. The acting, the story and the casting give it a feeling of realness for the day and age that make its genius maintain. You can feel the era of Rome really corresponds realistically to the storyline. I feel connected in an emotionally realistic way to the characters. There's nothing whatsoever superficial here. Nothing is tainted by superficial agendas in contrast to contemporary movies. I could totally imagine watching this again. Brilliant. Bravo!
There's no doubt a noticeable creepy dark artistry with this movie. Indeed, many parts stylistically felt like The Shining, but overall it left me thinking most of the time how on so many levels, it was so positively dumb and unrealistic. Not too long ago, I saw two different movies by a different movie maker. Those movies were Midsommar and Hereditary. They are both very disturbing and unique and positively creeped me out. They got the corresponding "human" emotional element right to make me feel that the preposterous events in those films were truly unfolding to the detriment of real people. Those movies disgusted, terrified and enthralled me because they got the human aspect incredibly right. The Killing of a Sacred Deer is equally as outlandish, but without any of the human emotion or believabilty that made those other films so compelling. There was nothing I could relate to in this because every character seemed completely phony. I felt no empathy and no sympathy for any of these unrealistic and heartless acting characters. I don't fault anything in the performance of any of these actors because I think this was just a grave shortcoming of the pompous and gratuitous directing. I felt the whole time that despite being artistically assembled that I was being put on by a totally unrealistic situation with absolutely no discernibly believable explanation for what was going on. The other two mentioned movies, they were also outlandish, but in a way that felt like the events unfolding could be real, and furthermore the people were reacting emotionally in ways that really people would in those situations, and the traumatized impact on me has persisted months later. I can't and don't want to watch those movies again because they were so disturbing, but I give them credit for their genius. So I have to really say that this movie was a big disappointment to me. I thought I was at least going to be in for something uniquely entertaining, but it felt mostly stupid. This was not worth my time in any sense. This wound up being gross creep horror porn, but in a way that has no connection to realism. I'd never watch this again. You'd have to force me and I wouldn't change my mind.
What the devil is up with the audience on this? This is a masterpiece. This may very well be Adam Sandler's best performance ever. Such an artistic and well thought out movie. I think perhaps the grim ending is what turned off the audience. Is that an American thing? Because so many other movies have to have a ding dong happy ending, but not this. This has kept me thinking about it for a good long while after I finished watching it. I'll certainly watch it again one day. So well done.