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Enter The Void (2009)


Movie Details

Title:   Enter The Void
Director:   Gaspar NoĆ©
Year:   2009
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   12/13/2011

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Viewing Notes


I watched this movie on 12/13/2011 at/on/via Blu Ray.

My Thoughts

About a year ago you couldn't throw a rock without hitting someone's opinion on this movie; it was all the rage. I planned on watching it early this year when it showed up on Netflix Instant, but held off as I was told it was an edited version.

My friend Jay loaned me his Bluray which I then sat on for nearly 10 months, awaiting the right opportunity to watch this. I finally pulled the trigger and I am both sad and glad that I waited so long. Sad, because I think I was influenced too much by other people's remarks on Twitter about the film; glad because I was able to watch it long after anyone stopped caring about what my opinion on it might be.

I thought it was technically brilliant. The opening credits alone, which felt like a Scraping Foetus off the Wheel album come to life, were fantastic and worth some sort of an award.

The film itself is brilliantly shot and edited with an exceptional soundtrack. It also lacks any sort of emotional depth; I never really made a connection with any of the characters, nor cared much about what happened to them. I think the reason for that is the same thing that makes the film technically brilliant: the kind of first person camera work. You are constantly aware of the plane that exists between you and the movie; constantly reminded that you are a spectator, not an involved participant, physically or emotionally.

Well worth a watch, but ultimately I felt like it fell short of its goal.


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