Welcome back to “A Reconsideration!” For those of you unfamiliar with this feature, it’s where I will watch a film I may have not liked or fully loved before and see if I changed my opinion on it. Basically, I’ll be reevaluating movies.
Click this link for my original review but I’ll reiterate some key statements. I was amazed by the film’s visuals and performances by the actors, but ultimately was put off by Lars Von Trier’s gloomy, somewhat cynical message.
Why I Decided To Watch It Again:
I mentioned in my review that I wanted to see the film a subsequent time to see if I would like it more. I read plenty of positive reviews from fellow bloggers, plus I felt like I was missing something.
Somewhat surprising, I had the exact same reaction after seeing Melancholia again. I didn’t hate the movie and found it entertaining (though the handheld shots at the beginning were somewhat distracting), but never fell in love with the picture. I admired the craftsmanship, but ultimately was left a bit cold.
Rating: (Out of Four Stars)
New: ***, though I feel this is a *** 1/2 star film technically speaking.