One dark night, at water’s edge, a family of musicians encounter aquatic sirens Silver and Golden. After assuring the family that they won’t eat them up, the winsome mermaids are recruited to join the Figs and Dates band at a neon-lit Warsaw dance club.
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It's no doubt unique! with such a collaged odea as if it was made using some film plot online generator. However, the second half of the film felt flat. Interesting on writing but too safe on execution for a film that have such a huge potential to be as imaginative as they could with the already ridiculous concept.
Twilight meets Little Mermaid meets LaLa Land: some ideas should definitely remain on paper. It's not the surrel and awkward plot, it's how little Smoczynska does with all the genres. Frankenstein cinema done poorly - but trying at the same time to be cool and innovating. I get why this fooled younger audiences: it's a visual trip for sure, but the trip takes us nowhere.
Smoczynska's feature debut impresses with its original mix of the macabre, movie musical, superstition and midnight movie bizarreness. The film is often entertaining but also has a confrontational element that makes the viewer ill-at-ease quite often. Visually arresting throughout. A cult film begging discovery.
A film with few parallels to draw from. An entertaining, mystifying, confusing and horrifying concoction. It's definitely the best horror mermaid musical I've ever seen, likely because it's the only one I've ever seen. Definitely watch it if you have the opportunity. There's never a dull moment.
The problem with “The Lure” is that it's really well done film. Visually very attractive, with great music, choreography and so on. But at the same time I feel it really has n o t h i n g to say at all.