20 de Fevereiro a 4 de Março 2012
Rivoli Grande Auditório
BLOCKBUSTER REQIUEM - Film 16 of 19
There's almost something going on here. Sometimes Bellflower seems to be commenting on the stupidity of men being boys. Other times it seems like it just is that. Woodrow and Aiden are passionately constructing a flame thrower, among other things, in preperation for the Mad Max apocalypse of their dreams. It all looks like great manchild fun and the bromance is entertaining to watch because they're satisfying something deep inside them that boys…
Wow, that was weird film. I'm not really sure that I liked this film, but I liked the experience of watching it. One thing is certain: it's pretty original.
Two twenty-somethings hold onto their childish fantasies of being the coolest guys around after the apocalypse, only to have everything explode in their faces in the apocalypse of their personal lives. Glodell seems to strive for the mythic in his tragedy of Dudes and their toys, Bro's & Bitches, but the characters are so foolish as to be laughable. The height of achievement for Aiden, for example, is to stop in small towns and show off his cool car and flamethrower.…
I absolutely love this movie. From the story behind it; how they made this movie with a 17,00 dollar budget. How they built the car, the flame thrower, shot that propane tank with an actual shotgun, etc. I think Evan Glodell as time goes on and he makes more films could become the next maverick filmmaker like Tarantino. More than that though; the film has layers and depth to it. From the love story developing in the beginning chapters to…
There's definitely something to be said for making a film that looks as good as Bellflower on a $17,000 budget. However, appearances will only get you a person so far. My car's technically proficient, too, but I don't want to watch it run for 103 minutes. Bellflower is a well-constructed monument to ugliness. Its marble is polished up nicely, but the statue itself is two bros holding a gun in one hand and their junk in the other.
There were pieces of a movie here, but an awful lot of uninspiring ones with the few interesting moments. Yes the cinematography, production design and music were interesting and often times beautiful. But it wasn't enough to sustain a good cinematic story for me. Felt like a short film / music video stretched out over 105 minutes.
I heard a wide array of reactions to this film, some loved it and others loathed it.
I can see why some liked it, but I had no connection with the lead characters. They were annoying f'ing hipsters that apparently had no goals other than to look cool. From a character standpoint I'd have love to turn the flamethrower on all the unlikable characters in the film.
I guess I got some of the reviews wrong as I came into…
ein road movie zu sich selbst sozusagen.
aber auf jeden fall indie.
beeindruckendes und überbordendes.
plot- und schlaglöcher werden von mir links liegen gelassen.
of milly's shit and lord humungus.
This movie takes risks. Not all of those risks pay off, but most of them do. Enough that most of the movie is absorbing with the extra thrill of recognizing that it may not go in the direction you expect.