I must confess, I wouldn’t be as much of a movie fan as I am now if it weren’t for…
Shall we begin?
In this provocative and brutal thriller remake from director Michael Haneke, a vacationing family gets an unexpected visit from two deeply disturbed young men. Their idyllic holiday turns nightmarish as they are subjected to unimaginable terrors and struggle to stay alive.
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…
i don't know why i bothered watching this version. i got more than i wanted the first time around. it's literally a word for word, shot for shot replica of the original, which makes it feel stiff and simply as if the actors are just going through the motions. i think its existence is pointless to be honest. that being said, i love tim roth, and i enjoyed staring at michael pitt's mouth.
I've never seen the 1997 version , but I must say this one is really good! I think I haven't seen a film as scary as this one for a long time . What makes me even crazier is the fact that the story tries to transmit the idea that nowadays people always bring fiction (violence and other bad stuff) to real life , and 'treat it' like it was just fiction . Some years ago , reality was an inspiration to fiction , it seems now fictions is the reality for many of us!
I like Tim Roth but his character , well there wasn't much he could do for that poor man , just scream and beg for…
The trial of the director to be enlightening ends to be a big failure.
His claim to go against the genre standards flows in a total ridiculousness.
The films tagline "The game is simple, find a family, make them play' doesn't even begin to elude to the twisted, dark and thoroughly sick themes of this film. Haneke redirects his own film, originally in German for American audiences, where it was received with as much disgust here as it was in Germany.
Now all of this being said, I LOVE this film. There's something seductive about Haneke's complete lack of social responsibility with this film. The way he teasingly tortures this family is wrong and enjoyable in every way. One almost feels guilty for spending the hour and a half watching. And it's because of this reason, I love it. If you can show me brutality and at the same time, keep me glued to the screen, you've done an amazing job.
See this film if you enjoy a bit of dark bitterness in your films every now and again.
As a piece of entertainment this home invasion thriller works mainly thanks to the sheer charisma on show from chief baddie Peter (Michael Pitt), although it helps if you know in advance how dark the film is. The victims are played very well, but their performances make it less entertaining, but more disturbing.
As a statement on movie violence, it uses satire as a fairly blunt tool, and if you weren't capable of understanding how complicit an audience is in the events that they choose to watch without the need to have the message spelled out, then you're probably not cine-literate enough to even recognise that the film is making a statement full stop.
A reestablishment that I adore, always good when you're in the mood for slow, deliberate and beautiful carnage.
Yep. This is pretty much the same exact movie. Some bits are added, some are changed, but it's the same product with different actors (arguably better ones). A nice springboard for Michael Pitt's career.
EDIT: Neeeeeeever mind. Michael Pitt was in a lot of stuff before this. That's what I get for not IMDbing before I write something.
- The Seventh Victim
- The Devils
- Carnival of Souls
- The Perfume of the Lady in Black
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
- Citizen Kane
- Fight Club
- The Sixth Sense
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
Films with some of the best twist endings. Suggestions welcome; just don't spoil the ending in the comments :)