Films You've Seen Recently and Don't Know WTF to think

zhao

there are no accidents
saw Red State last night.

starts out as standard horror with some kind of awkward realism and a fundie christian twist, so far so good. and then it becomes a shoot-out action thriller. kind of. but not really.

on one hand i didn't really give a damn about any of the characters (nothing out of the ordinary these days), but on the other the feeling toward and at the end was kinda cool when the realization dawns that the police and the feds, and the entire god damned country is a Red State. i think?

was pretty tired when i saw it and today seriously sleep deprived. so on top of it all my analytic tools may not be functioning properly... and 3 actors from Breaking Bad??

:slanted:
 

woops

is not like other people
I was really hoping that this thread would be not about films that make you wonder which side you're on, but about films that make you think nothing other than WTF
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
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I was really hoping that this thread would be not about films that make you wonder which side you're on, but about films that make you think nothing other than WTF
Must be a few dedicated Lynch/Cronenberg threads already, I'd have thought? Though I'm sure there's much weirder stuff out there - IdleRich to thread...
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
The Jodorowsky one with the lizard battle opening scene

this one, holy mountain


It comes on strong around 10 minutes, with the love machine unfolding.
 
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zhao

there are no accidents
I was really hoping that this thread would be not about films that make you wonder which side you're on, but about films that make you think nothing other than WTF
isn't it what it's about? there were no "sides" to take with Red State really... unless you are FOR the fundie serial killers???
 

zhao

there are no accidents
The Jodorowsky one with the lizard battle opening scene

this one, holy mountain

I dig the machine orgasm, birth scene.
film opens with christ waking up and smoking a spliff with a dwarf.

the TOAD battle scene comes later, as a reenactment of Spanish conquistadors battle against the Aztecs. pretty gruesome when they explode.

i haven't seen his other ones... should i?
 

rubberdingyrapids

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i was tempted to watch it again but then decided to watch king kong instead.

but it is genuinely complex, i.e. not in the inception/christopher nolan kind of way. i quite liked that i had no clue what was happening half the time. thats a good kind of wtf film.
 
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baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
film opens with christ waking up and smoking a spliff with a dwarf.

the TOAD battle scene comes later, as a reenactment of Spanish conquistadors battle against the Aztecs. pretty gruesome when they explode.

i haven't seen his other ones... should i?
no. el topo is terrible and unbelievably boring, at least.
 

Mr. Tea

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would have been so much better than the lame ass lynch version surely.
Can't say whether it would have been better but I still love the Lynch version. Heart plugs! Weirding modules! Francesca Annis looking hot as hell! Patrick Stewart! Sting!
 

rubberdingyrapids

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lol dune is mindblowingly tedious. it has to be two (well nearly three) of the most boring hours ive ever spent in a cinema. apparently the longer version lynch wanted to submit would have made it make sense but apart from some great characters/creatures/amazing set design, i cant think of anything redeeming about it. well, apart from sting. who i think punctures the films seriousness quite well.
 
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Mr. Tea

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Thing is, I love the book and know it pretty well so I can just enjoy the film on a mainly aesthetic level.
 

Mr. Tea

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Ha, might have been a tiiiny bit on the camp side but yeah, it could have worked.

I was going to say Dune is a great watch when you're a bit high but then realised that doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement...
 
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