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Mother! (2017)
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This is getting some pretty interesting responses...

https://editorial.rottentomatoes.co...oversial-movie/


Your stupid movie flopped hard. How sad for you.

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Your stupid movie flopped hard. How sad for you.


What are you, quanchi? lol. I didn't make the movie. I don't really have any investment in it.

I watched only part of this so far because I don't want to know too much, but it sounds like they have mixed feelings about it. They've gotten weird about what movies they actually review. I can't predict it. They didn't do War for the Planet of the Apes or Valerian. Whatevs...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2oUaPFlbW8&t=1s


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And Stuckmann gives it an A-

That's a pretty damn good score coming from him.


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Sorry no, the movie bombed. F

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...ticle-1.3512401

Since I am a reasonable person, we can take the average of the two, which give the movie a C -

A=90 points
F=50 points
140/2= 70.

So C-

Which still sucks ass.

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^ I typically look at Rotten Tomatoes. And this film is about on par with his other films as far as reviews and audience appeal.


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Watched this last night and while watching it it is quite puzzling. But I knew there was some method to his madness, so I looked it up. It's very surreal and dream-like with tons of symbolism in the way people act and what's going on. Thinking back to the film it's actually kind of impressive.


This link seems like they are on the right track...

http://collider.com/mother-movie-explained/#allegory


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Will be checking this out when it hits Redbox


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^ Be mindful that it's not a totally coherent film. He was going for a surreal, symbolic feel and not a coherent narrative. Personally I think that's the film's biggest flaw. And it's a pretty big flaw. It's still a pretty cool watch, but I think it would be a much stronger film if it had a proper narrative, even if it escalated too quickly and seemed ridiculous.

I didn't know what to expect, except that I know his films tend to be quite divisive. And sure enough the Audience Score on RT is exactly 50%. heh. And it's because it's sort of an art film more along the lines of The Fountain, but actually less coherent than that.


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Been a big Darren Aronfsky fan ever since I saw Pi back in the 200X's on DVD. I've liked all of his other films since then, including The Wrestler, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, etc.

I did really like Mother, but didn't understand the film. I wasn't sure if the ending was supposed to be a metaphor or reality. I'll need to see this again & then maybe I can interpret it better - maybe.

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^ The Collider link I posted a few posts up helped explain a few things about the film. I think it was probably on the right track as far as what was intended with the film. I haven't heard much of it, but I think Aronofsky was pretty open about the film being a metaphor in interviews and such. Watching the film I knew Aronofsky was up to something, but I had to do a little reading afterwards to see exactly what was going on.

I liked it to some extent personally, something a little different and thought-provoking.

That being said, I can't help but wonder if the film would have been a little more effective if it did have a more grounded and realistic story progression. I mean, still keep the metaphors and symbols, but have the story progress is a more natural and realistic way.


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