Visually interesting - only supported by a shallow story.
I know this movie is regarded a classic, and I acknowledge the way it experiements with the colors and the lights and shadows, to create something new and frightening. It must have been groundbreaking in its time. However, I am not a film student - so as a regular person, I feel that every scene look fake and way too artistic.
The story is not good, and I really sit with a hollow feeling afterwards. The characters behave strangely, and I could use some logically explanation to why things happen the way they do. Many times I could even ask myself, “what am I watching here?”
The music is however amazing and creates a really unpleasant atmosphere. And the movie is also scary, even without the use of modern CGI, with some nasty looking body horror.
- Watched on Netflix