It was easily one of the most macabre and shocking movies I have ever seen in my life and I truly felt fear, my whole organism decomposed, I felt rotten within.
It's incredible how the human's mind can degenerate that much because of hallucinogens/drugs, how humanity can drive into dementia, this is something completely different than paranoia, gore or suspense.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but I equal this movie to the epitome of humanity and I subconsciously linked this to Modern Liberalism on its final stage and for the first time, I'm somehow aware that I subconsciously feel phobia toward Modern Liberalism.
In this scene, the group of professional dancers, is already slightly influenced by the drug in the party, because what will come as next dwarfs it and if you focus well, there is a slight social degradation to visualize during the scene:
I was actually kind of disappointed. I had heard about this movie for years. It was really hyped up for me, what with all the imagery of insane asylums and horrific monsters whenever you look anything up about it. I also learned that it served as inspiration for Silent Hill. I thought I was in for a real ride. It was good, but it wasn't scary at all. It wasn't even disturbing. It just felt like a fairly tame thriller. It's a good movie, just not what I was looking for.
Funny how widely opinions can differ. I just watched Climax (2018) and my opinion is vastly different from post 2061. I don't think it was anything special. In fact, I think it was nothing but shock value and Noe's trademark controversy in the form of a 1 hour 36 minute acid trip...literally. Tbh, I gave it a shot because of Sofia Boutella, and I regret watching it.
Tale of Princess Kayuga. Overall I liked better the second time around. The beginning scenes in the grove and the last act were the best. It reminded me a LOT of Heidi. In the second act I kind of felt like the princess "boring". Seriously who the hell would want to live like that? Overall I think Takahata's best films for Ghibli were Only Yesterday, Pom Poko, and My Neighbor's the Yamada's. Horus Prince of the Sun, from Toei, will always be my favorite film from him and his best works of all are his World Masterpiece Anime TV series. eg Heidi Girl of The Alps, Marco 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother, and most of all Anne of Green Gables. Still it was great to see it a second time and the ending deeply moved me.
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