While very well made, I never really found it engaging or all that interesting, save for a finale which the movie never really built up to. Oh well.
A perfect example of needing to know how to work within your budget, needing to know how to properly cast your film, and not going with the first version of the screenplay that hits your desk. Almost nothing other than some of the gore effects work, and even most of those aren't great. One of the more egregious characters in the whole thing was the "badass" farmer/fisher/hick/what ever the hell he is, who began to grate on my nerves from the first moment he opened his mouth.
A maddening, infuriating, incredible experience. With a slow start, it gradually builds to surrealistic nightmare that is almost comical in its absurdity, only to constantly pull you back into its frightening reality. A part of me thinks that Bunuel would have loved this. I had no idea what to expect going in, and I would recommend everyone else do the same.
I hope no one thinks that my giving all 3 movies 5 stars is proof of me being to easy on them. I mean, surely there's SOMETHING I could critique, right?
Linklater's Before trilogy is perfect.
Any other film with a fighting couple would have been, well, any other film. But after falling in love with Jesse and Celine in Before Sunrise and cheering for them in Before Sunset, I couldn't help but cry with them in Before Midnight.…