Pssst, want to check out Mad God in our new look?
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I'm sure there's essays to be written about the symbolism and messages (anti war, environmentalism, exploitation of the working class, etc etc) and its probably all true.
BUT first and foremost I think this is a movie that needs experienced. The aesthetic needs taken in and immersed in. The entire thing is non-verbal and thin on proper plot - and is stronger for it.
The best I can describe it is like poetry. Yeah you can dissect it line by line and ask "what is the author telling us" but ultimately you have to take it in as a whole and enjoy it as such.
It took me a minute to get into though (after the breathtaking opening), not gonna lie. Overall A-
As if David Lynch had a love child with Sam Raimi, adopted by David Cronenburg and terry Gilliam and was tasked to make a sequel of Fritz Lang's Metropolis in the aftermath of Globalisation in reference to Terrence Mallick and Guillermo del Toro - despite which is still an extremely original work from Phil Tippet. A somewhat passive but brutal and abstract essay on current world crises and film culture as a whole, executed excellently and difficult to watch but compelling nonetheless.
So, this is a very long Tool video
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!