Watched Apr 17, 2012
Tuned out after the first forty five minutes and focused on listening to the birds chirping outside. I imagined that the birds were two young lovers engaged in a quarrel for the first time. Most likely their fight was over food, which is a not uncommon thing for birds to fight about.
As for the film, I was interested up until the title card comes up around fifteen minutes in. Then it is downhill from there. Visually the film doesn't get any better than what is shown in the first fifteen, and the story is entirely uninteresting. What got me the most, was the amount of closeups there are in the film. There are entire scenes composed of closeups, and I hated it. The amount of close-ups result in no sense of the locations the characters are in, and in my opinion this is unforgivable.
I require one of two things from a science fiction film. Either the story should be intriguing, or the visuals should be fantastic. The best science fiction combines these two requirements. Beyond the Black Rainbow has neither requirement, and thus, I hated it. Now back to listening to birds.