I think the film is trying to say something about about modernity - the way that younger generations destroy the sensibilities and values (ie. the World) of the previous generation to make way for the new. Though it was too easy to forget this film had any kind of emotional core amidst the barrage of silly gags, tropey multiverse realities and kung fu battles. It's a fun concept, which gives license to directors to basically design and imagine anything they…
"Those who do not let themselves be caught in the symbolic deception/fiction and continue to believe their eyes are the ones who err most".
A man with access to every kind of privilege was already born into some kind of weird simulated world. Vanilla sky shows what happens when the symbolic order of such a life comes crashing down along with the distinctions between dreams, films, reality and fiction. This is why you need the Church of Scientology in your sad little life.
Tom cruise is the chef kiss emoji in this very underrated and interesting film.
Life’s a movie, baby.
i was reluctant to watch this because the concept seemed a little too "kooky danish" but its undeniably a really great film.
the writing is subtle and the characters are super deep and interesting and there is tonnes of moral ambiguity. aside from a couple of kinda cringey moments with mads in the classroom it all works super well! I sincerely hope they don't do an american language version of this because there is no way this would work with…
a film about a dude who escapes from his simulation world (that is being run as some kind of fucked up art project) and confronts the world of his simulators. love how this film uses super lo-fi techniques to express otherworldlyness... weird choreography and poetic phrasing and projection design. all the art direction and production design is impecable. extremely my kind of film, though i suspect this would annoy people who dont tolerate sillyness. Boorman had a very loose hand with this one and I love it. gotta smoke some of that dank mystic shit before watching