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Melancholia; A Film About The End Of The World (Nibiru Fans Take Note)

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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Let us get it over with right away. The end of Lars von Trier's film 'Melancholia'. Everybody dies. Not just the guests at the grand wedding held in the first part of the film at an ever-so-romantic castle surrounded by a golf course. And not just all life on Earth. For in the world evoked by the Danish film maker this time, we are absolutely alone in the universe. So what ends in our planet's cosmic embrace with the ten times bigger planet, Melancholia, is life as such and our recollection of it. No ending could be more final. And, as Trier remarks with a black humour germane to him: »In a way, the film does have a happy ending.«










Lars von Trier’s (Controversial director of Antichrist) Melancholia is a fantastic film about the end of the world. A planet (Melancholia) has been hiding behind the sun, and it's heading straight for Earth. I watched this movie three nights ago, but you'll most likely have to wait a few more months before it hits theaters. I was very impressed with everything, the acting, the cinematography, the music and the story.

Now for the conspiracy angle. I have never believed in the Nibiru story. It seems utterly preposterous. I am also not a fan of doom and gloom, and think too many on this site are too quick to declare the sky is falling. Watching this movie gave me a very creepy feeling though. It was almost like the director new we were heading for something, and he was trying to get the audience to come to terms/peace with it. You would expect watching the end of the World to be very frightening, especially considering that in this movie we are all alone in the Universe, but it wasn't. Dunst's character (who never quite fit in with the World) does a good job of making it seem like our World ending is a good thing. I actually found the final scene comforting in a strange way. In the back of my mind I couldn't help thinking that someone somewhere had commissioned the director to calm us all down (and I still feel ridiculous for thinking it).

So conspiracy buffs, what do you think? Too many movies/talk of the end of the World to be coincidence, or do we just enjoy a good story about our annihilation? I'm going with the latter but have no doubt when this movie gets some more press and when members see it there will be a number of threads about it.

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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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It came out yesterday and I was going to watch it, I don't care. If the world is going to end, I saw Melancholia and I'll die happy.

And have some common sense, Nibiru is popular culture. We're talking about it, why can't he make a movie about it ? You never want to admit you're making a movie from a conspiarcy theory, hell I'm writing a book on this #!
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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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2011

1. The finale of Smallville had a planet enter our atmosphere.
2. The finale of The Event had a planet enter our atmosphere.
3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon had a planet enter our atmosphere.

I'm sure I missed some but its a very popular (unlikely and ludicrous) theme this year so I think that conspiracy is more interesting than the story itself.

The trailer looked dull and depressing so I think I'll pass on this one.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by ararisq
2011

1. The finale of Smallville had a planet enter our atmosphere.
2. The finale of The Event had a planet enter our atmosphere.
3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon had a planet enter our atmosphere.

I'm sure I missed some but its a very popular (unlikely and ludicrous) theme this year so I think that conspiracy is more interesting than the story itself.

The trailer looked dull and depressing so I think I'll pass on this one.

The in depth perspective of Melancholia great, 2012 is coming around! They had Apocalypse # on Y2K, every doomsdate that comes around you should notice this. There is always Apocalypse bull# pushed down our throats.
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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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Oh jeez I thought it didn't come out for another month or two. I don't really think it's a conspiracy and of course popular culture influences what movies are made. If anything I wanted to preempt some of the craziness that's sure to come.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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It's due out in November here in the states. Been waiting for month's since I saw the trailer.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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First we get Armagadon, Then Deep Impact and The Day After Tomorrow and now Melancholia which is..

mel·an·cho·li·a (mln-kl-)
n.
A mental disorder characterized by depression, apathy, and withdrawal.

Is it something that is going to happen or something someone wants you to fear?

Is it an event or fear campaign?

Let's call them the elite all knowing rulers of the world with all secrets, why would they hide their secrets but yet make movies about these so called sercets, do they think we are so de-sensitized to not get the real meaning of the movie to unlock the truth that is blatenly place within them?

What benefit do they get from this? Are they sick twisted hartless people that want to scare the masses and scare little children by making these movies but then not telling people what going on?

I'm starting to think that nothing will happen beyond the hand of the ruling powers. No dooms day event, no end of the world, just fear to keep the masses in line. Why reveal the secrets in movies, why hint the end is coming and not just say the end is coming?

Ok some would say to keep society fuctioning till the end, no mass panic, riots, etc.. but why tease then through movies? Hint but not tell?

Is it because we all know movies aren't real and we will dismiss this as entertainment?

What of the actors and actresses that play these roles, are they on the inside or are they just tools? Do they get shelters from the doom? Would life be worth living in a shelter, knowing all is dead and everything you know is gone and all you have is your shelter? No stage to act to movie to see.

What if there was beings that ruled this world that ate differently than us, beings that feed off of fear and keeping us in fear was the only way to keep feeding and stay alive? There couldn't be a dooms day or end of the world because the feeders wouldn't have anything to feed on.

Would the Matrix exist if no one provided energy to it?



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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:27 PM
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Dude, I feel like you are spoiling too much. Just saying



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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It's pretty obvious from the get go what happens. I didn't say anything that they don't say on the official website but I do kinda see your point.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by ararisq
The trailer looked dull and depressing so I think I'll pass on this one.


If you think the trailer is dull and depressing, try sitting through 2 hours of that. I downloaded the movie to scan it and see if I should go see it......glad I saved myself 2 hours of my life that I would never get back. Sure, there are some cool visuals and the premise is promising but man, so drawn out......

On the plus side, you do get to see *ahem* a lot of the vulnerable Kirsten Dunst.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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On the plus side, you do get to see *ahem* a lot of the vulnerable Kirsten Dunst.


That was my favorite part.

I guess some would find the movie boring. There are no alien attacks or anything like that. I think you either get into or you don't but I have a feeling many here would really like it. The music and the filming is amazing too.



posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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Kirsten Dunst is all you needed to say!



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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I finally watched this movie, I was expecting a lot more, it came up real short due to all the overseas hype. The long drawn out intro of slowly moving stills is almost enough to make you want to slit your own throat, wrists would be far too slow. The character development is good but it just seems to drag on and on and on... The best part is the end, big finish and it puts a close to the movie, finally!

It's one of those very artsy pieces, I'll probably have to watch it again to see if affects me the same way as the first time. The camera work, scenery and some of the special effects are quite good. The idea behind the movie is effectively portrayed, if you can get past all the conversation. Maybe however, there are little hints in there I am missing because I was a bit bored with it, who knows. The planet that collides with earth is not Niburu as it is blue, it also doesn't look like a gas giant, rather a big rock like earth complete with clouds, just 50 times larger.

Oh, and Kristen Dunst nude, not a big deal, she's ok, IMHO worth tapping once maybe but that's about all the interest I'd have in her unless she has "skills" not portrayed in the movie. You have to remember, nudes on screen, strippers, porn, it's all just mental masturbation (if you're into that) and certainly not even a bonus in a movie like this one. And anyway, we have better looking local chicks with better bodies and they're live not memorex ;-)

It may or may not be worth the watch, it just depends on your taste in movies I guess.

Cheers - Dave
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posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by bobs_uruncle

Oh, and Kristen Dunst nude, not a big deal, she's ok, IMHO worth tapping once maybe but that's about all the interest I'd have in her unless she has "skills" not portrayed in the movie. This really made me chuckle - what sort of skills are you looking for?
You have to remember, nudes on screen, strippers, porn, it's all just mental masturbation (if you're into that) and certainly not even a bonus in a movie like this one. And anyway, we have better looking local chicks with better bodies and they're live not memorex ;-)

It may or may not be worth the watch, it just depends on your taste in movies I guess.

Cheers - Dave
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posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by facchino

Originally posted by bobs_uruncle

Oh, and Kristen Dunst nude, not a big deal, she's ok, IMHO worth tapping once maybe but that's about all the interest I'd have in her unless she has "skills" not portrayed in the movie. This really made me chuckle - what sort of skills are you looking for?
You have to remember, nudes on screen, strippers, porn, it's all just mental masturbation (if you're into that) and certainly not even a bonus in a movie like this one. And anyway, we have better looking local chicks with better bodies and they're live not memorex ;-)

It may or may not be worth the watch, it just depends on your taste in movies I guess.

Cheers - Dave
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I'll just say skills like being able to act as posting innuendo made you chuckle. My point was that even though some may think she is attractive or has a nice body, there are many others that are both considerably more attractive with better bodies and that can actually act, which is a purely subjective opinion. She may be an alright bit of fluff and easy to look at for some, but I found her screen presence tedious and ineffectual, but that's just my opinion.

Cheers - Dave
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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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What was with her banging that random dude on the wedding night? And where did the husband go? Depressing movie, by the way...



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:01 AM
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watched it last nite,

so boring, even the honeymoon nite

the ending was weird though, why were they/kids huddled under the stick tent out in the open like that?

and what is the ELE in this plot, the moon crashing into the earth? why??



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:08 AM
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Moon? It was a huge freaking planet!! They were huddled up in the stick tent because it was a "magical cave" so they could try and not think about being obliterated.
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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:19 AM
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looks depressing as # ill pass



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:39 AM
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I saw it already in August and made comments in a few Melancolia threads in here, but they were older and noone answered. As this theme is up again, I paste my opinion here


I liked it, it was 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 explosions 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´s about much deeper things than physical apocalypse.

I think Melancholia really is about good and evil and good destroying evil. 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 geting old.
Anyway, I recommend you to see it before you decide what it is.

But all conspiracy theorists should be exited to hear, that little boy´s name in the film is Leo



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