The way everyone raved about this being the inspiration for, or better than, the Hunger Games, I was convinced it was going to be something stellar.
Lots of gore. No character development at all. No way to understand why some characters turn into sadists, and others don't. NO explanation for why these kids are so bad at shooting each other in the head. Nonsensical.
This film is so unlike anything I've seen Hollywood churn out recently that I was genuinely staggered. You have to concentrate. Hard. For the entire film. Alfredson gives you no easy routes, and you find yourself crossing your eyes in frustration. Is this a flashback? Is this guy dead? What's happening here? And yet despite how much effort you have to put in, the atmospheric approach makes it seem worth it. A malevolent, dreary London; a secret service turned corrupt…
Actual IMs sent while watching this movie:
7:35 PM omg what is this?! his beard is drawn on with a PEN
7:36 PM do I need to be high to understand this??
7:37 PM sean connery has a BRAID
7:54 PM why is sean connery wearing red nappies?
8:09 PM i love how in the future noone wears a bra
8:12 PM and now Charlotte Rampling is giving a lecture on what causes erections
8:18 PM the vortex men are…