There are movies that I have watched and just thought..WTF?!? I have not watched any Jean Luc Godard films nor seen Marienbad(thank God), but I have seen films that just confuse me and anger me because I wasted my time watching that film. I will be curious to find out what everyone else thinks so head on over to Wandering Through The Shelves to find out what everyone else has chosen. Here are my 3...
This is an Ingmar Bergman film starring his 2 favourite actresses Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann. One plays a famous theatre actress who suddenly stops speaking. Every test is done so they figure it is a mental issue. To help her out, the doctors and her husband all feel it is best to place her on a secluded cabin in the middle of nowhere with a nurse who just won’t shut up. This nurse talks all the time. Soon the 2 seem to mesh with one another especially that they look very much alike. They seem to be taking on the other’s personality. I just sat there ...watching this film, as their faces appear straight on the camera or half on and half off the camera with Freudian themes..ughhh. I just felt all my brain cells seeping out of my ears. I knew this was supposed to make me think philosophically but I just shook my head. This is supposed to be Bergman's masterpiece but I am just scratching my head wondering ...what's the point?
2. THE MATRIX RELOAD AND REVOLUTIONS-2003
Why...why must they make sequels to films that were big and ended in a positive manner? Oh yes...money. These 2 films were mostly about looking sleek in a shiny, skin tight pleather outfits with dark sunglasses, have tons of fight scenes that make you go ..oooh and aahhh. And have a plot that makes me think of a balloon quickly deflating and then drop to the ground. Oh yes and then we have that big rave concert thing while Neo and Trinity have tribal sex.. she dies...nope she doesn’t but Neo dies..maybe. Probably not since there will be a 4th movie coming out. Ughhh
3. TREE OF LIFE-2011
WTF?? This grown up man, played by Sean Penn is trying to deal with his issues with his dad, played by Brad Pitt in the past. We know Sean had 2 other brothers but one died way back when. In between the basic plot we have to think so, so hard about the philosophical nature of what the director, Terrence Malick, wanted to say. Again, my brain cells seeped out and I felt like I had the IQ of 7. I hate pretentious films and find all of these films are just that...pretentious.
Which films confused the hell out of you?