It's not that no other artist has dealt with this material before (young love, life decisions, and memories), or that no other filmmaker has used these cinematic techniques before, rather, a few immediately come to mind.What makes this movie worth mentioning, and indeed, praising, is that it stands nearly alone among them as a film that not only truly portrays what it's like to be young and in love, but also what it feels like to indulge in a bitter-sweet…
Swiss Army Man isn't just a great movie because of its surprisingly profound take on "weirdness", or because of its consistently solid, carefree (and often childish) sense of humor, but also because, unlike most adventure/buddy pictures, as you leave the theater you feel like you've actually been on the journey with them.
If you want to know what kind of action I like; beautifully shot, ever changing/interesting, well thought out, and exciting. then go see this movie;
If you want to see a movie that truly gives you a sense of what the characters are feeling, whether it be the feeling of an absolute loss of hope, the desire to be free, the pain of having not saved people you thought you should/could have, or that one last instinct that Max has…
It's hard for me to understand why this film was so underrated, i heard nothing about it at the end of the year or, for that matter, during the year.
This film was my most anticipated of the year, because i would watch Malick do anything and this film, from everything a could see, looked like a Malick movie. I knew it wasn't him and i hoped that Aj Edwards would do something different, but even if he didn't, who…