I was absolutely blown away by the visuals and the surrealist kewlness. For about the first 30 minutes, at least. Then as the movie continued I was really disappointed by its thematic message. It kind of fizzled out : / , which is a shame . . .
Early film from Alejandro Jodorowsky is an uneven low-budget surrealist piece. It has several strong moments of powerful imagery, but not quite enough to keep it consistently compelling as a feature film. An interesting early work, but Jodorowsky would fare much better with his later masterpieces.
Atractiva forma de representar el (des)amor entre una pareja que se (des)encuentra con un grupo de personajes que despiertan su lado masoquista y esclavizado, a medida que buscan una ciudad utópica, tan irreal como sus realidades mismas.
Jodorowsky at his rawest. Lacks the thematic coherence of his follow-ups and sometimes very frustrating and painful to watch, but still distinctively Jodorowsky. A few truly memorable moments include a man playing a piano on fire (Did Jeff Mangum watch this?), bodies writhing in the mud, Fando and Lis painting a room, among many others. Not a huge fan but interesting to watch nonetheless.