Friday, March 25, 2011
I'm going to be honest, I thought this movie was incredibly strange and poorly acted. My first reaction was "WTF?" After our discussion in class, I felt better knowing that the director most likely meant for certain parts to be humorous - because they absolutely were ridiculous. I did find it interesting how moments of extreme unease and funny moments were juxtaposed. For instance, loud circus-like music plays just before we see a boy fall from the spiral staircase, which cracks his skull and kills him. Just after this moment there is the bathroom scene, with the odd girl clique that emerges from the stalls. The audience is taken from quirky to horrific moments in the blink of an eye. In my opinion, this reminded me of Alice in Wonderland or the newer version of Willy Wonka - mainly, when we see the human snails and large, animated curling hair. This made the entire move super unbelievable and completely non-frightening. I'm beginning to think the director just wanted to take peoples' minds for a trip. He certainly did that.
Posted by Sara at 7:36 AM