Although film was indulgently beautiful to look at, the impenetrable psychosis of the characters was frustratingly dragged out and set a task of endurance for the viewer. I had no engagement, empathy or sympathy for any of the characters. The title is trite. I can’t pretend I enjoyed this at all.
A fascinating story that tells the inner turmoil of these poor-rich people. Strongly barricaded behind their wealth, however unable to face the catastrophic event that is approaching just like any other human being on earth. Neither the "organic" horse nor the "electric" one can help them to cross the small bridge that separates their golden cage from the outside world. Great cast, set and photography
My eyes had multiple orgasms watching this film. Scenery is so perfect like his other films. Trier split the movie into two parts and each part shows that person's melancholic hard times. Every single person in this movie had done very well with their jobs. I nearly puked while the Melancholia coming closer and closer to the earth.
Pulled me in but it was hard to watch due to slow and heavy pace, which continuously kept me on edge. Trier put what's deep inside of us as far as possible? It will always be there, sometimes it will pass us by, we'll make ourselves believe that but will hit us nevertheless. I liked the mood he tried to reflect, in colors and places. Visually satisfying.
Bowie once sang "As the world falls down", von Trier created a planet name MELANCHOLIA. Depressing this film may seem as watching it the first time, most of it feels like a drama with little bit of sci-fi added in since it has to do with both depression & the end of the world. On the other hand, Dunst & Gainsbourg do give out some brilliant performances as for the film's opening & ending being 100% mind-blowing.
A dramatically satisfying first half - a mordantly hilarious wedding reception preceded by striking premonitory pastiches of paintings - gives way to an opaque and often inert second with reactions to the impending eschatological disaster being either maddening or just plain boring (cipher-like characters you barely care about do not help). It's visually assured and striking throughout however.