Kubrick's darkly comic, grotesque, tasteless pop-art satire is so intent on lampooning every character & situation to a level of exaggerated burlesque that it loses sight of Burgess's intelligent sociological critique. Instead of engaging with the author's themes of responsibility & freewill, Kubrick is again more concerned with the machinations of society & his key theme of dehumanisation as expression of violence.
Repulsing. Honestly, it took everything in me not to turn it off. Every woman (besides maybe the main character's mother) in the film was violated or a sex object. I understand that the film was about Alex who enjoyed both sex and violence. However, I felt that Kubrick glorified rape scenes and gave women absolutely no power or voice.
This is the Kubrick film I just can't take seriously. I always have trouble staying awake when watching it. It plays like a confused pretentious pantomime that's striving to be grotesque. I can see the appeal for stoners and students who buy into the aesthetic and language - but I just don't care about Alex or the world he lives in. The production design is Kubrick's least interesting (Eyes Wide Shut never happened)
Adecuado uso cromático en la que trata de resaltar además de los personajes y el ambiente,varios elementos y objetos en la película, en lo técnico hay diferentes movimientos y diferentes planos que hacen que te incorpores más con la historia; y en la temática además de ser morbosa,relata como a un hombre que hacía cosas malas la vida lo recompensó con lo peor y que termina estando más loco pero de vuelta y "sanado".
Kubrick cleverly presents the novel as the film-within-the-film, namely Alex's Ludovico treatment, all gaudy technicolor thrills and self-aggrandisement, with Ludwig van as insistent soundtrack. But crucially Burgess continues the story to give Alex the agency that Kubrick refuses him; the difference between practitioner (Burgess the schoolmaster) and theoretician is no clearer in all of Kubrick's work than here.
This one is a statement about a dystopian society where human urges are to be suppressed, masquerading as it's critique. It is expressive enough to be persuasive, but apart from the main idea (and that one is revolving around a mere one character), there is really not much being explored. Falls short even to ones like Truffaut's "Fahrenheit".