I've seen some shitty endings in my day, but this is definitely top 10 material. I liked the first two thirds of the first part but thought it went off the rails a bit.
It steadied a bit, and had it's moments. Before the final few moments I had this part at 2 1/2 stars... the final 2-3 minutes dropped an entire star rating. It was stupid, juvenile and flat out made no f'ing sense. Not to mention pretentious.
I think Lars Trier is a f'ing pretentious douchebag. I also think he is a talented film maker. I haven't seen all his work, as I have avoided his films I am pretty sure I won't like. Don't get me started on Dogma, which was one of the worst movie's I've ever seen. But I saw and liked Antichrist, I still think it had it's moments of pure self indulgence that got in the way, but overall I was surprise…
Words cannot explain how much I loathe this 'movie' (I use the term loosely as not to insult any other movies) Very few films have had this kind of reaction on me, I very rarely give anything below 2 1/2 star rating as I can usually find something I enjoyed about almost any film. I also enjoy action movies, which is why I rented it in the first place. So I'm not a hater of this type of film, just…
I re-watched this with my youngest. She is 10, sure it's rated R but only because of the language, and she hears worse everyday at school. (Not to mention from her mother, but I won't go there) To no surprise, she really liked it, she was excited when she recognized Hans as being Snape. I had to explain a few 80's references to her, but overall it still stands up as one of the best action films of all time.