This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Demon Ram may have been Ada’s father, but he wasn’t her daddy.
After watching Titane I decided to finally visit Ducornau’s feature film debut. As one might expect. the two films share a lot of DNA, melding claustrophobic shots of decadent hedonism, body horror (though generally Raw is a lot more subdued on this front), and Women going through complicated, bloody journeys of discovery. I would argue that Raw has a greater degree of synthesis between its grotesque imagery and themes, which makes it a bit more fulfilling than Ducornau’s subsequent feature, but the two share many strengths and will linger in the mind for a while.
Surprised that Jennifer Ten hasn't tried suing Guillermo del Toro for plagiarism yet.
Think about it:
- Human/animal romance that appears to be played straight in both this and The Shape of Water
- female protagonist has the letters l, i, s, and a in their names (Lisa and Elisa respectively)
- Heavy green aesthetic in interior and exterior environments; depictions of American suburbia
- Protagonist is in close association with a closeted gay man and has a best friend…
Why are we still here? Just to suffer?
I guess every generation gets the Gus Van Sant Psycho remake it deserves. I can’t wait for them to reuse every song with either blatant auto tune, overproduced remixing, or a general downgrade in both vocal memorability and dredged up outtakes rejected 25 years ago. I can’t wait for 30 minutes of extraneous padding so the House of Mouse’s overlords can justify taking people’s money a second time (and some subpar extra…