Heavy Satire and Heavy Mysticism all wrapped up with the possibly the best got-cha ending in all of cinema. The visuals will haunt you forever. Already seen this film? I highly recommend a rewatch with the DVD directors commentary track, the "how this film?" is as amazing as the "What this film?"
This is one film that is impossible to forget once viewed. It's a furious assault on the senses that can be as clear or obscure as one wants it to be. Whatever path you are on the film clearly points out that the meaning of life cannot be found through following a path as it can get in the way of actually living your life. Our quest for power & enlightenment is not more important that just trying to be decent humans.
This film is a testimony to the depth of human struggle and the height of human triumph. Its symbolism becomes quite obvious with a basic knowledge of the Tarot. Its subtle messages are presented with the artistic eloquence and (extreme) assertiveness that is necessary to affect the common desensitized post-modern pseudo-intellectual. Best of all, it made me laugh and cry. I am so thankful for this work of art. 6/5
Despite its reputation, this is far from the bizarre genre film it is painted as - its a legitimately serious take on spiritual enlightment, one which filters its up-front ideas in a barrage of transgressive images and symbolism together with humour and intentionally surreal images. It is continually in danger of collapsing in on itself, but it manages to become a unique and successful work entirely by itself.
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