i see that. but, also, i don't.
Points for perhaps the least likely use of a Popol Vuh song in cinema, which may also constitute a Herzog homage -- Wheatley would probably like us to see his film as belonging to a Herzogian lineage of grim, goofy, vaguely mystical and lightly brain-damaged absurdism. Occasionally weirdly touching, and occasionally pretty funny (not often enough), this reimagining of Natural Born Killers as Frumpy and Clod fell a little flat for me.
Humor british con molte freddure. Piccoli borghesi falliti in un turbine di sesso e violenza potrebbe essere un buon sottotitolo italiano. Film debole, situazioni surreali ma non divertenti, sanguinose ma insipide. Dialoghi troppo brutti per essere quelli di una commedia. Passare oltre
Incredibile il modo in cui Wheatley riesce a mescolare la commedia a un thriller malato che man mano diventa nerissimo. Stupendo il finale che sembra romantico fino all'ultimo secondo e che invece sorprende (in modo poi non lontano da quello di Kill List). Azzeccato l'accompagnamento sonoro (Tainted love) e meravigliosa la fotografia grazie anche ai paesaggi da favola -nera-. Fa ridere e inquieta, un gran film. 4*
starts off quite promising with some funny moments, but it does feel a bit drawn-out and the killings soon get repetitive. the score in particular really became grating with guitar swells and piano really taking me out of it - felt heavy handed for the material. also, by about the halfway point I wanted to kill Alice Lowe's Tina, although I suppose that is somewhat intentional. still not quite sold on Wheatley.
This piece of beautiful savage cinema comes with an endearing love story wrapped with blood and maimed corpses. Its the type of vacation that all of us have experienced but this couple deals with in a way that most of us should! Its amoral beauty, folks! Not only it might be my comedy of the year but my favorite movie of the year!
A British couple heads out on holiday only to discover that the people around them, whether they be rude tourists or pompous locals, are ruining all their fun, and what started as a nice romantic outing descends into violence and mayhem. A grim, pitch black comedy about two serial killers in love, and the strange glue that holds them together, SIGHTSEERS is equal turns horrifying and hilarious.
Ben Wheatley drew my attention with his last outing 'Kill List', a twisted layered horror film and was very keen to see his follow up. This time around the horror is portrayed through a very dark and sinister British "comedy". The lead characters are delightfully wicked in a story well woven and with a wonderful build up and a brilliant ending. Can't wait to see what Ben will bring us next.