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Let the games begin...
A family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.
Depressing fucking games.
Next time someone asks me for eggs, take the whole fucking carton.
My man Roger Ebert said it best: "This isn't a movie, it's a thesis. "Funny Games" represents the laborious execution of an abstract notion. The concept is the movie, kind of like Andy Warhol's ''Empire'' (1964), an eight-hour stationary shot of the Empire State Building. You don't have to sit through the whole thing to get the point, unless you really want to."
The two stars are for good performances from the 5 main characters. That's it. It's not a film meant to entertain, but it's not particularly enlightening either. Through all the smug, I smelled the ending an hour away. I suppose the fact that I sat through the whole thing means Haneke "won". I don't know what I wanted to see, but I do know that I kept watching despite hating what I saw with all my being.
Do yourself a favor and skip this movie.
I thought this would be a comedy.
I don't find a damn thing funny about it.
The words "Fucked up" come to mind.
I don't think I'll ever be able watch this again, but I find I've forgotten very little since I watched it in theaters five years ago. A vicious piece of work all around, and I don't think I can add much to the voluminous critical writings on Haneke's intentions. But I never considered this as empty cruelty; if anything, it's the reverse, a howl of empathetic rage for every fictional casualty killed for our pleasure. Which sounds ridiculous, but there has to be some value in making us feel, if only for a moment, what it might be like to be one of the victims.
It's a rainy, dark, wet, miserable fucking day, so I thought; this is my opportunity to watch a few horrors for my Halloween challenge.
I watched Funny Games.
A friendly warning to those of you out there, oblivious to how depressing this film is, don't watch it on rainy, dark, wet, miserable fucking days.
I'm "this" close to sticking my head in the oven. Fuck my life.
Funny Games is a reaction to ultra-violent movies. It doesn't follow arcs or acts or even include much in the way of twists.
It continues in a straight line, and it's not hard to guess where it ends.
Two men intrude a household and go about butchering the inhabitants, it's pretty straight forward…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
even though this was a shot for shot remake of the original film made by the director of the original film i just felt like it was lacking something
Horrible piece of dreck. I'd rather watch Freddy got Fingered,and that's really horrible.
Why are people acting so offended by the fact that Haneke made a film they didn't like? Geez, he didn't kill anybody. Horrible film and fuck you Haneke? Bullshit give me a break.
Waste of time!
Absolutely infuriating, which I guess is what it was going for. This movie wanted me to ask myself why I chose to watch it and why I continued to watch it despite my frustration, and it got just that.
Fundamentally twisted moral chastisement - a film that believes an eye for an eye, if you continue to watch, dished out through its punishing plot. i.e. Naomi Watts is forced to strip, and like the killers we want to see, but Haneke denies us the money shot until she's started vomiting, is covered in her kid's blood, and is attending to her dying husband. Maybe violence / torture porn deserves to be castigated, but I do not care for this self-righteous method, and your average viewer will simply look to Hostel as a less confusing improvement.
Ναι το remake. Δεν μπορώ να φανταστώ καλύτερο τρόπο (εκτός αν είχα μπαστούνι του γκολφ) για να τσακίσω τα μούτρα ενός τυπικού Αμερικανού θεατή, από το να παρακολουθήσει τα 111 λεπτά αυτή της ψυχολογικής παράνοιας.
Λίγες προσωπικές μου κουβέντες για τον σκηνοθέτη. Η πρώτη ταινία του Χάνεκε που είχα δει ήταν "Η Έβδομη Ήπειρος" (1989), για την οποία επιφυλάσσομαι να γράψω σε μελλοντικό κείμενο. Έκτοτε ιχνηλάτησα όλο του το έργο μέχρι την αριστουργηματική Κορδέλα, για να ανακαλύψω ότι σχεδόν κάθε του φιλμ μου έδινε ένα σκαμπίλι που έμενε αξέχαστο. Από ελάχιστους σκηνοθέτες εισέπραξα κάτι ανάλογο. Εξάλλου ο ίδιος έχει δηλώσει ότι το παν είναi "να μην είναι αδιάφορη μια ταινία". Το πέτυχε.
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I've seen the original version before and this really felt like more of a rewatch than a new experience. It was still enjoyable though, although I'm not sure that's a word I want to describe this movie with.
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