30 January 2019 | samemckee
I mean... I guess?
(i'm going to structure this review so that you have the same feeling that I did while watching this movie)
The mountain is great at
It struggles to maintain a consistent theme, often
rambling rambling thematically?
I understand the value of "show don't tell" don't get me wrong?
But, there is a science to the abstract.
Charlie Kaufman's work is a great example. (Eternal Sunshine, Adaptation, Being John Malcovitch) He gets pretty WEIRD and abstract, sure. But
(HELP HELP I'M FALLING?)
He makes sure to lay down a simple groundwork first, so the viewer doesn't get too lost in his interpretation interpretation.
THE MOUNTAIN DOESN'T HAVE ANY GROUNDWORK, UNFORTUNATELY. NOTHING IS SET IN STONE. THERe isn't one set theme that you can latch on to. Because of this, the whole film feels wrong
WRONG WRONG KRONK
It's hard to tell what was an intentional choice from the director, and what was just an inconsistent detail.
It's a shame, because the movie was great at times. And I did understand some of
END OF REVIEW