众神之谷

今年所有已因环境所迫,使通过家庭视频和流媒体服务首次亮相的电影,我想不出一个的,我会一直相当看到在影院比“众神之谷”。这部分是因为它确实是一个大型话剧与盛大的视觉扫即大概需要一个大屏幕进行适当的赞赏。然而,真正的原因,我希望我能在电影院看到它是能够看到其他观众一旦开始滚动片尾的面孔。我的猜测是,他们的面部表情会大大类似那些第一天晚上的人群为“春天希特勒”在开幕号的末尾。这是一部电影这么奇怪,怪异等归类的,一旦我做看着它,我联系,我的编辑器来查看是否部署短语“batshit疯狂”是可以接受的。它被批准,但我已经决定不使用它,即使是描述抛售经验的基础上。

由于电影打开,一名男子(乔许·哈奈特)到达众神之谷,犹他州东南部靠近纪念碑谷的区域纳瓦霍印第安人神灵的灵魂都驻留在显示的巨大石块中说。该名男子拉桌子了他的车后面,并开始写作,在手写的,当然。在适当的时候,我们得知他是约翰ECAS,广告文案他们的生活,因为他的妻子已经崩溃(Jaime Ray Newman)离开了他,显然对她的滑翔翼教练。他的治疗师(约翰·里斯 - 戴维斯)表明,对于约翰通过所有的荒谬,他认为世界上最好的方式削减是通过做事情,甚至在自己的游戏中击败它疯狂,爬上一座山的脸,而拖着他所有的锅碗瓢盆用他或走在街上都向后被蒙上了眼罩。已经完成的壮举,约翰现在决定写小说,他一直梦想潘宁的,虽然我不能100%肯定,这是暗示,大多数电影的其余部分是他正在创造什么样的可视化。

This eventually introduces us to Wes Tauros, the richest man in the world, and rumored to have gone mute following a personal tragedy. He is played by约翰·马尔科维奇, who is not exactly the first person one might think of to play a mute. Anyway, he's in the midst of closing a deal to acquire the mineral rights to the Valley of the Gods in order to mine for uranium, a move that divides the Navajos still living there between those who want the money that they will receive as part of the deal and those upset that the development of the land will desecrate what they consider to be holy ground. Eventually, John turns up at Tauros’ super-lavish estate in order to write the man’s biography but discovers things that are peculiar, even by the standards of a character played by John Malkovich.

通过最关键的标准,“众神之谷”是为相当疯抢开始了,并迅速成为发泡疯狂的薄膜。这感觉就好像编剧/导演莱赫·马耶夫斯基过的电影马拉松Terrence Malickand the recent works of维姆·文德斯并决定尝试做一些会二者结合起来,减去清晰打印。叙述,它通过一个序幕和十个单独章节标题的展开,就是把它宽厚,一片狼藉。涉及富人,饱受折磨的作家,和纳瓦霍的各种情节线在很大程度上是不可思议的,他们没有那么多织在一起接近尾声尽可能他们笨拙地相互冲撞。很多时候,马耶夫斯基他们退让完全熄灭到奇怪的切线,从Tauros范围弹射豪华车在悬崖上可见一些不三不四影响工作,到场景中基尔·达利变成了作为富人的频谱管家。(这可能确实是最扑朔迷离的膜Dullea曾经出现在你知道什么他最著名的信用。)再有就是贝纳尼丝·玛尔洛, who turns up in the world’s stretchiest limousine but otherwise does nothing but get a makeover and appear in what is only the film’s third most ridiculous sex scene. (The winner, FYI, is the bewildering sequence where one of the Navajos climbs up a giant rock formation and, uh, has sex with it.)

So yeah, the movie doesn’t “work,” as they say. And yet, even though it pretty much goes off the rails right from the start, never to return, I never quite minded. The film may be nuts but it certainly isn’t boring and there is never a moment where you feel the plot gears grinding away—this is definitely a movie that moves to the beat of a different drummer, even when it seems as if the drummer in question is基思·穆恩. Additionally, it has a formal beauty to it that can't be denied and which is frequently ravishing to behold—there are times when you just want to sit back and let the whole thing just wash one you. I also admired the willingness of actors like Hartnett and Malkovich to go way out on an artistic limb by taking part in it.

“Valley of the Gods” is a film that most people may find to be, at best, wildly uneven and frequently ridiculous and I cannot disagree with those assertions. However, I am still kind of happy that I saw it and I know that there are things in it that I will remember long after most of the more conventional movies of late have faded away. If you are someone who has in the past embraced such wonderfully unrestrained and seemingly foolhardy cinematic visions asEmir Kusturica“S“Arizona Dream”(1994),理查德·凯利“S“Southland Tales”(2006年)或沃纳·赫尔佐格您所选择的标题,你可能要检查这一个自己。如果你这样做,一定要坚持下去了令人瞠目结舌的大结局中......嗯,你也不会相信我,即使我告诉你。

现在可在数字平台。

彼得Sobczynski

彼得Sobczynski eFilmcritic.c是一个贡献者om and Magill's Cinema Annual and can be heard weekly on the nationally syndicated "Mancow's Morning Madhouse" radio show.

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众神之谷movie poster

众神之谷(2020)

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乔许·哈奈特约翰ECAS

贝纳尼丝·玛尔洛作为卡伦基特森

约翰·马尔科维奇as Wes Tauros

约翰·里斯 - 戴维斯如赫尔曼博士

夏洛特汉普林为阿曼达·乔伊斯

Jaime Ray Newman劳拉ECAS

基尔·达利作为ULIM

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