- Okay, so the first half reminded me so much of Om Sara. That was the first thing that came to me.
- I also noticed just how similar Alex and Stellan sound when they speak, and that just freaked me the fuck out.
- I’m in love with the score, which is kind of random since I honestly don’t usually pay attention, but it was hard to ignore in this movie.
- Visually the movie is stunning. That’s another thing I don’t usually pay attention to unless it’s a Tim Burton or a Baz Luhrman movie I’m watching.
- To my knowledge, this is the first Lars Von Trier movie I’ve seen so maybe I need to track down some more of them.
- Claire got on my nerves a little bit. Control freak much? No wonder Justine was such a damn mess.
- I love that it was such a quiet movie, considering the pretty heavy subject matter. There wasn’t a bunch of yelling, screaming or hysterics like there could have been. Perhaps that was the Scandinavian influence at work, I don’t know, but I loved it.
- I’m also proud of myself for recognizing a painting that appeared to be of Salome with John the Baptist’s head. I all have True Blood tumblr analyzers to thank for that one haha.
I’m not sure what my favorite part of the movie was so I’ll have to go back and watch it again one day soon when I’m not trying to write with Scribe at the same time since it distracted me. When I told her I was going to watch the movie she said she was curious for my thoughts on it since people were generally either really depressed by the movie or oddly enlightened.
Honestly, I think it depends on how you perceive the message. It’s the same thing with “Into the Wild.” It’s easy to look at the movie as being tragic, but I didn’t get that impression at all. Yes, Justine was a very sad character, but I think that sort of lent her the ability to be a little more accepting of what ultimately happened. But in the end, even she didn’t want to die. I feel like I’m missing something, though, so I’m definitely going to have to watch this again to see what it is.
All in all, I thought it was a pretty good movie.