"You're what?23 years old?You haven't been Alive long Enough to Understand the Meaning of the Word Irreparable (beat) but at some point in your life there gonna be Things that Finish you & won't be a damn thing You can do About It.">*dies*[15-17>DJ - I'd sketch a turntable on my pad & scratch on it during class:FAIL#17-18>Ornithologist:Fail#19-20>Diplomat:Fail#20-now>Director:give up son#33>Burial[contd. in comments]
Was really hoping this was going to be as impressionistic and hypnotic as "Spring Breakers," but for a mainstream effort, it's still a very fun ride. You can lose yourself in the neon cinematography, and even as someone who loathes EDM and rave culture, this is a nice look into a quarter-life crisis and a group of teens who know they're too smart to fall into society's "9 to 5" trap.
The misogyny in this film is just jaw dropping, exacerbating the overall offensiveness of how poorly it's trying to tell its story - which is shit. I'm keen to see Mia Hansen Love's 'Eden' which, I'm told, is a far superior film using a similar subject matter.
Honestly, I'm not exactly certain why this film received such a horrible opening weekend and has been downplayed by viewers and critics alike. I thought the film was edgy, original, with some killer EDM tracks mixed in, and the on-screen text was a wild addition that caught the eye. I liked the shock factor to the friend's death and how it inspired him to make music. Don't listen to the haters on this one, see it.
A 2.5. It is an old story, nothing ground breaking or fresh. The "rich" scenes were really boring & the "poor kids" scenes didnt give enough to be invested. It is also totally a 90's male gaze film. I was hoping for more, that this could have been EDM's empire records. It isnt. On the plus side, had some really interesting camera/roto/design parts at the start, then they seemed to forget that they could do that.
"Millennial - The Movie". The backlash that WAYF's received from the exact target audience they made this for is unreal. WAYF's is not the trainwreck you'd imagine from the box office, but it is one of the most soulless, transparent attempts to please a demographic studio heads don't know a thing about. This movie is 2 years too late. That's what you get for putting your faith behind market trends and not story.
Aww it wasn't that bad. I'm not exactly in the EDM scene so I don't know how terrible it may be on that front but it seemed to me a quasi solid "what the fuck do we do now that we are in our mid 20s" flick. The actors weren't trying too hard like "alpha dog" seemed naturalistic in a lot of ways. Anywho. Trust me if dog on it if I could.