Not quite as funny as the original. The pacing is a bit off and some of the edits are very strange but the Fred Savage bits are pretty funny, some of the bits are funnier because they are edited, some of the additions are legit fun and the new post-credit sequences are great.
I’ve liked, though not always enjoyed. Lars von Trier’s offerings over the past few years but for some reason, likely the combination of length and expectation, Melancholia escaped me. With his new film due for festival runs this winter, the time seemed ripe to catch up with his 2011 offering. Why did I wait so long?
Undeniably beautiful, Melancholia is also my favourite of von Trier’s works. It’s his exploration of a woman suffering through depression on her wedding day…