This movie gets a great big shrug from me. Looked beautiful but falters in light of the superior original which no one was clamoring for a sequel for btw. Do you Sofia I still love your aesthetic but I wanted this to go farther..it seemed more restrained than the original in a lot of ways. Might have been better if I’d went in cold not having seen the original.
I would have preferred more risk taken from behind the camera and for that the whole thing felt not so tense. Also not so credible and way too childish. The acting wasn't quite great despite a good performance offered by Kidman. Fanning is a little bitch here, Farrell a horny liar, Dunst a sucker for pain. In front of the camera, really appreciated the costumes and how the low light was used. 6.5/10.Not so remarkable
Beguiled and Mother! suggest that 2017 was not a great year for cinema restraining itself to one (housebound) location. Despite a promising setup in the opening third, what follows is startlingly underwhelming. The dramatic moments are overdone (the limping chase through the garden is particularly ridiculous), and the quiet moments often underbaked. About the only thing cooked right is the movie's last supper.
[Porto/Post/Doc'17] It certainly had way more room to expand into a much longer film but the way it goes straight to the point is also a part of its magic and why I loved it so much. The tenderness of these young girls contrasting with the desire for the unknown is something only a few can capture in such an enticing way.
"First you will come to the Sirens who enchant all who come near them. If any one unwarily draws in too close and hears the singing of the Sirens, his wife and children will never welcome him home again, for they sit in a green field and warble him to death with the sweetness of their song." Homer's Odyssey
3.5/ At the beginning I was hooked up by how the story was developing, the sexual tension between the girls/women and the soldier being subtle yet omnipresent. But what kind of ending was that? It seemed like Coppola got tired of the movie and stopped it abruptly inventing a fast ending that would somehow please the viewers. Exactly as getting rid of a character in a series cause the actor left the production