The ending had no grace whatsoever. Personally I think Charlotte Gainsbourg had more potential as the protagonist.
It could had been a lot better: It had some good moments but for the most part it was boring. Kirsten Dunst gave a pretty good performance and you can really feel all the anxiety and depression she is going trough but I just never felt attached to her character or cared too much for her. Overall nicely acted but nor the plot or the characters managed to captivate me. An interesting premise but it didn´t do it for me.
I think that only who passed through melancholia can truly understand this movie.
By far my favorite Lars von Trier movie - intriguing duality, great performances and visually stunning - 4 out of 5
I seem to be the only person who didn't think this film was depressing. Don't get me wrong, I thought this film was a pile of shit, but I did think the ending that showed the planets colliding was fucking hysterical.
Although I never really empathized with the characters, there was still plenty to love about this film. The opening sequence was pure cinematic bliss, and the closing scene was also very powerful. The yellow light pervading Justine's portion of the film was gorgeous, as well as the shot of the moon and Melancholia shining down at night over the courtyard.
Una splendida digressione sulle fragilità e sulle angosce dell animo umano.Von Trier cerca di relazionare l'impossibilità di fuggire ad un destino incombente con l'impossibilità dell uomo di contrastare le sue ansie e le sue paure che poi sfociano in depressione e in isolamento.Il modo di girare non mi ha fatto impazzire,l'ho trovato un pò sporco e frammentato ma la sua estetica è davvero meravigliosa.3*e 1/2.
beautiful, awe inspiring, terrible and unforgiven, as only the end of the world can be
Melancholia has a kind of heart that sets it apart from Von Triers other movies (that i've seen) and in many cases, above. One of the things I admire so much about his writing is exemplified in this movie which is a hyper-focus on theme and message, leaving some 'why's unanswered because they don't have to be. It heightens the core of the movie, and in a sense, makes it heartbreakingly honest.
Melancholia vive in quanto metafora spietata della depressione. Forse fin troppo didascalico, ma riesce a restituire perfettamente il senso d'impotenza e l'impossibilità di fuggire da qualcosa talmente soverchiante da annichilire tutto. Visivamente Von Trier raggiunge un'eleganza splendida e terrorizzante. **** e 1/2
Major flaws aside, Dunst's portrayal of clinical depression was spot on - as were the others' reactions to her behaviour. Her relief/release at the end gave me peace. It is the only answer for some.