Uzumaki is certainly a unique film—its combination of several genres and techniques along with the mish-mash of events proved to be pretty puzzling for me. At times, it felt serious; at others, it felt really cartoonish (even Anime-like acting). It used close-ups, weird still shots at the end, strange lighting, spiraling shots, and varying music choices. It was freaky, silly, impossible, dark, and dare I say…twisted?
I guess I struggled to find Uzumaki’s identity. It just seemed a little too all-over-the-place. Honestly, without having discussed it in class Thursday, I wouldn’t have any clue it was about obsession…or about anything at all, really. It was just too easy to get lost in all of the randomness. Like a couple of other people mentioned in their posts, I agree that Uzumaki was unbelievable with poor acting. I suppose my point is this: Uzumaki’s less obvious meanings take a back seat to its overly-abundant themes and characteristics. Does Uzumaki try to include too many elements? Probably. Was it still entertaining at face-value? ....Admittedly, yes.