I feel the same way.
If "Weekend" was the ride, this was his destination. An abomination of the craft on a cruise. Denies any feeling of a plan. Characters look away and talk nonsense. Makes you want it. Takes a devoute viewer to make it through but does pay off... By disassociating viewing from observation and creating a reversed montage, not even feeling remains... only phenomenological association (the true essense of experience.)
The first part of the movie is almost too vague, audio shifting, from hd to mobile phone cam quality and isn't as engaging, but towards the 2nd half and end it really gets interesting and gets its message across with all the references. Plus a really funny and brilliant scene with a llama and french-german relations. I loved Notre musique far more, but he still has something to say in cinema and political terms.
No one will ever be able to get this film completely, i suppose. except for godard himself
Incredibly Godard display formal history politic mastery analysis! Such incredible insight into the limits of culture and the manner by which contemporary mediation further digresses any progress towards political and commercial negotiations. While challenging, it is clear from other posts that his work still incites a need to learn and drive towards crossing the boundaries of cultural communication limits.
Proof a film can be difficult, inaccessible, hostile and still be fascinating and even pleasurable.
Both times I've seen this I've been extremely impressed with the first section and less so with the second two. But there's plenty to chew on throughout: expressive uses of a range of different video formats, provocative cuts and associations, and the overall sense that this is very much a 21st century movie hinting at the effects of globalization and asking important questions about cultural heritage and memory.
A Godard film for the information age. The more cultural capital one has, the more one gets out of it, regardless of whether or not you agree with his ideas. In fact, I'd say a Leftist without cultural capital will find it pretentious and dull, while a conservative with cultural capital will find it intriguing despite Godard's opposing political view.
Frustrating and mesmerisingly beautiful, like Eloge A L'Amour, this did no less than to make me want to learn and understand more about the world
I feel privileged to be living in time when the great man is still making films. This is JLG at the height of his powers, as far as I'm concerned. I think like most of his films, you could watch this 20 times and it would still effect you in different ways. Truly awesome stuff.