Monday, June 23, 2008
Pretty Funny Riiiight?Horror Films
So, i watched Funny Games, the 2008 version directed by Michael Haneke. and seriously... seriously put it on top of your Netflicks queue because it broke all the rules and its unconventional methods surpassed my expectations for this film. usually, when one tries to be unconventional and attempt to do something different, the result can be brilliant or just down right hideously bad. luckily, in this case, it was refreshing and sheer genius. Michael Pitt was great but Brady Corbet was a real shiner to me. His coyish smile, voice, and body language was kind of uneasy but entertaining to watch. Tim Roth and Naomi Watts are always great and this movie should be no exception. Naomi Watts is seriously really GREAT. shes so underrated...
sidenote: i fucking knew they were going to pull this shit and i knew Watts would even be great for it. i'm talking about Martin Campell--director of numerous B-list movies--is remaking Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds with Watts as Melanie Daniels. fucking crap. i hate that shit.
Listen very carefully to the dialogue because everything from the direction to the actors to the dialogue was brilliant. and it just seemed like everyone and EVERYTHING just danced to the sound of the boys' drum. i dont want to say why it was so unconventional because i want you guys to watch it and be shocked by what Haneke did. the kind of techniques' Haneke used can seem a bit D-rated, but in the way that he did it with which ties in the dialogue and everything together, makes it acceptable. Therefore, making this film mind blowing and completely not anything like the same kind of horror used in the pitiful Saw and Hostel movies.