This film was brilliant as a horror film, meant to disturb but yet still try to say something to the audience. However, I felt that even though the overall allegory of God, Mother Nature & Men was pretty clear- the film took the metaphorical aspect too far. I felt uncomfortable because the film wasn't firstly showing a plot then telling the audience to infer from that, but just shoving the big idea into our face.
With its heavy lashings of bible-black wit, it defiantly earns its place in the pantheon of classic alegorical psychodramas: Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, The Wicker Man, Don't Look Now, Eraserhead, Antichrist, Under the Skin etc. The biblical and environmental metaphors may be more overt, but for me it was interesting to view the events as a manifestation of her deepest fears as a woman, wife, daughter and mother.
(Vu en DVD) Darren Aronofsky invente(?) l'horreur allégorique, comme si l'esthétisme onirico-tortueux de Wojciech Has rencontrait le symbolisme hermétique de Mallarmé. Au final, un film marquant et même courageux dans une prod. actuelle svt aseptisée, ms avec un casting très sexy (J. Lawrence!) pr faire passer la pilule (hallucinogène).Bémols: le dernier 1/3 m'a semblé un peu trop expédié et la maison sous-exploitée.