“We had a dog called Vincent. He went mad and died.”
“Children can be so much trouble.”
Starts interestingly, all mysterious training in the wilderness. Then it goes into a lot of strange scenes with interesting camera work and very long hand-held sequences.
The music is grotesque, flashing lights, extremely weird bad guys. It all adds up to a confusing attempt by the director to merge every film technique he could think of into one movie. There’s not much acting and the plot is a little thin as well.
Quite a few glaring issues with the plot and the super-soldier parts. A lot of arty nonsense as well – mostly with the lighting but a lot of it is pastiche of other films. I detected Japanese, 1960’s British, a bit of middle eastern and of course German or Scandanavian.
More than anything though I was annoyed by the music. It’s a dreadful attempt at speeding up the action and if the film was made properly then the noise could have been scaled back.
Shame about this as the concept could have been handled better and become a much referenced piece of work.
My wife, on the other hand, liked it. Butwhat does she know.
Watch if on TV?
Snog, Marry, Avoid?