jeudi 7 juillet 2016

Swiss Army Man — It's like being on the psychotropic substance — 8*/10

  • Overall: Completely offbeat, weird, surreal and silly, verging on the psychotic.
  • Who is it for? Not everyone. If you want to experiment something different, this might be for you.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Known actors: Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.
  • Style: The adventure of a delusional mind with silly almost juvenile humor and a sad context.
  • Pacing: Slow.
  • Intro: Right into it, almost brutal, which leaves a lot of space for the main body.
  • Story: Plenty of silly moments mixed with the search for deeper understanding. It's light and heavy at the same time. It's definitely gripping.
  • Ending: Disappointing. Although what is happening is solid, logical and very well made, the production value isn't there to maintain the high quality we're used from the beginning. It makes us lose confidence in the movie and stop our suspense of disbelief. That is very unfortunate, because the rest was excellent. It's probably just a bad decision between the story versus the means to make it happen. Maybe a different route should have been taken.
  • Dialogs: Amazing.
  • Characters: The main two are just superb and psychologically deep. There shouldn't have been any others. I like movies with just one or two characters, even three or a handful, but there's a point where it becomes too many to have a cozy enough cast and so few that it looks cheap.
  • Acting: Perfect as far as the main characters are concerned. Incredible performances. The others are just not up to the task, maybe not given enough material to work with. I don't know. The contrast is harsh. I liked the little girl, though.
  • Visuals: Incredible. They easily maintain our mind in the state where it's supposed to be.