I saw this today and thought to bring it up. Firstly, it´s not Hollywood movie and secondly it´s nothing like usual "catastrophe-movie". It´s
European and it´s director is Lars von Trier. It´s actually very beautiful film visually and also symbolistic.
What I really liked about it and what made it different from main-stream:
*no panicking masses, only one idyllic country-place and one family with it´s difficult relationships
*NO worrying US president with his team, who argue what should be told to public
*no ewplosions or burning cars and other things
*No TV, no news about catastrophe in the movie. Just couple of references to internet, where are different speculations about the planet.
*ending was beautiful, when they built kind of pyramide and sat there, holding hands.
It was good IMO. People these days can´t see symbolism in art anymore. Collision with huge planet was real, but deeply symbolistic at the same time.
As the ending in general. So, I don´t know, is it preparing for some real event or not, but it´s defintely different. It really was melancholic and
strangly "closed", because there were like no outside world, no TV, no politics, just family in anonymous country.
I liked "Knowing" too, but panicking masses in the city streets, explosions and sad news reporters on the flickering TV-screen in the gas station are
ETA: If you read the first review from this page you should get the idea, it´s good: www.imdb.com...
It really is about good and evil. Sometimes we should see deeper in the art, not just look for conspiracies
. Anyway, I recommend yo to see it and
make up your own mind.
Btw, quess what was the name of the little boy? Yes, Leo
edit on 14-8-2011 by Amandla because: (no reason given)