Netter Versuch über Wohlstandsdepressionen und Armutszwänge, interessante Protagonisten. Der Film verzettelt sich aber in Stereotypen. Alte europäische Säcke missbrauchen asiatische Kinder und gutausehende 30 iger verbringen romantische Tage mit asiatischen Prostituierten. Die pretty woman story hat mir den Rest gegeben, einen solchen Blödsinn mag ich nicht ansehen.
Interesting topic, good cast and acting, parallels, great soundtrack. I actually did not mind there wasn't any big "bang", or an event suggested in the description, and felt it was more natural this way. However, the characters are a bit shallow in my opinion. This film tackles serious issues like globalisation, poverty etc, it does it very superficially though.
Although the integrity with which Mammoth engages with pressing issues such as globalisation, capitalism and sex tourism is of course to be admired, a predictable unraveling of events and a fairly superficial insight into the concerns raised means that the film, sadly, fails to deliver the punches it so clearly wants to.
'Mammoth' is a well-intentioned yet rather bland film. Whilst it is ambitious in its multiple-story structure it fails to reach the heights of films such as Inarritu's 'Babel' (with which it has superficial similarities). That said, the occasional nice touch makes this a watchable piece of work.
Good movie with great insights of the world. If you lived abroad - especially in South East Asia, this would definitely revive some memoirs. I believe some were expecting some "bang" as part of the story.. but that´s just not the purpose of the film. Life is mostly composed of small nuances ending on bigger/deeper result.