Almost a manifesto of what was to come with Noe, this is raw meat indeed. One admires the strident confidence of the piece but question the point of expressing nihilistic concerns in such brutal terms. I suspect the answer is because you can, but that hardly furthers debate let alone enlightenment. It sorely lacks the polemical drive of, say a Pasolini. Nebulous offal: stylishly arranged, little more.
So dark, so depressive. An uncertain man with certain thoughts. He has thoughts about every little thing but he can not implement them. Gaspar Noé used fast-motion in some parts that increased the excitement of those scenes and he flashed some images very well that you can have an idea about The Butcher's thoughts.
Now faced with the eternal quandary of how to dismiss a Noe film without resorting to the base reactions he wants you to dislike it for.. A disservice to anyone who thinks thoughtfully about the human animal as an overvalued entity. Lacks any wit that makes something like 'The Comedy' a genuine subversion of its characters ideals, which just makes this feel hateful. I was never shocked, just bored. I didn't succeed