6 October 2004 | pifas
Ooooooh México, you did it again!
I can see by now that is rather useless trying to describe how deep our film industry has reached. For every movie released in our country that could be considered worth watching, there's a lot more like this motion picture, just pieces of celluloid lacking body and soul. It's more than evident that we're losing the battle five (or six, or even seven) to one.
The main intend in Fantasías is to be a thriller with some erotic turns, but the thing is that it does so in a generic, empty and emotionless way. There's nudity but no arousal, and there's twists but no suspense. It's a tedious adventure, and worst of all, with a sense of morality hidden between the lines. But here's the obligatory plot: there is a couple (I guess the names of actors are not necessary, since they are almost the same as used), whose 18 years marriage has turned into routine. Certain day at a party, she's talking with a friend who says that she keeps her matrimony and sexual life fresh by trying out some fantasies with her husband (like watching other people naked while making love, or them in the same room). Since then, the bored wife tries out something like that with the maid at the house, just to see how her husband reacts, and encouraged by his response, she starts going further, even considering (and telling him) about performing a threesome with another girl. So far so good for their reborn sparks; but one day, the husband enters in a sex chat and finds this woman (Mujer caliente is her nick), and both starts to seduce each other; the action gets hotter and this leads them to actually get to know the other couple -who call themselves swingers-, and to almost change wives. But then, problems arrive when they start to get blackmailed by the male swinger, who wants money to not show some private pictures of the wife.
Non erotic film turns into no suspense at all. The truth is that it is not that awful, but overall there's always an artificial feeling in the process. The acting range from lifeless to amateurish, no flesh and blood in here; the direction is plain, the colors are bright always (it wouldn't have hurt some somber tones), and never let go it's soap opera atmosphere. Based just in the plot it should be a more raw experience, but in the end, is only a hard theme crafted into a lightweight and bad executed screenplay.