"Death of the Sacred Deer" is a despised mediocre work.

Kenny 2022-04-22 07:01:23

The Death of the Sacred Deer and The Lobster Movie Posters

2017's "Death of the Sacred Deer" was directed and written by the same director as 2015's "The Lobster," so the two films can be seen as concocted by the same production team. By comparing the two films, it can be seen that the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has injected some of the same cinematic elements into the two films: the two films are also surreal story themes, and the soundtracks are equally bizarre, Heart palpitating. Even the two films are quite eye-catching at the Cannes Film Festival. "The Lobster" won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, while "Death of the Sacred Deer" won the Best Screenplay Award at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

I think these two films are actually hard to match under the renown. If "The Lobster" can still be understood as a "novel theme" and a "surrealist story" concept that impressed the judges, then in the same way to please the Cannes judges "The Death of the Sacred Deer" with the aesthetic taste of "swords slanted" It is utterly despised mediocrity. "The Lobster" is odd, and "Death of the Sacred Deer" is just a bunch of contemptible, boring film-form rhetoric. "The Lobster" uses a surreal story as a metaphor for modern people's fear of being single. The good thing about the movie is that it has something to say and makes sense. "The Lobster" uses a surreal story to reflect the real feelings in people's hearts. The real emotional flow in the film's plot is enough to move the audience to believe that a story like "The Lobster" may happen in the future or in some absurd parallel universe. The Death of the Sacred Deer is completely different. "The Death of the Sacred Deer" is too eager, thin, and inhumane in the shaping of the film's character values. Let's take a look at these "outstanding" movie characters: the good wife who jerks off at the first word of her husband's colleague's "truth"; The daughter of the last boy who was not handsome at all and had a late-stage secondary disease; a husband who would rather shoot a relative to death than call the police to solve the problem. . . . . . In a movie where all the characters look schizophrenic, what is the guideline for real life? What is the existential value of this film's surreal expression?

Both are surreal movies, "The Lobster" still has guiding significance for real life, "The Death of the Sacred Deer" is not at all. If directors and screenwriters are going to tell a story of "retribution" or "justice must be heard" or "people must make a choice", why create so many schizophrenic and inhuman movie characters to ruin the story? ? How much recognition does the audience have for such a story? Do audiences care about the crap drama inspired by "Greek Tragedy"? So I think "Death of the Sacred Deer" is a surreal film that doesn't make any sense. The Death of the Sacred Deer makes me so angry. The director opportunistically used surrealism to flatter the Cannes judges and art films. Its ideas are despised, its practices are disgusting. So in the process of watching the movie, under the premise that the whole movie loses the meaning of the story, all the scenes become too long to make people irritable and unbearable.

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer quotes

  • Martin: My mom's attracted to you. She's got a great body.

  • Steven Murphy: [about Martin] He's got issues. Serious psychological issues.

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