Reality is weirder than fiction. Not always! Swiss Army Man has got to be the strangest movie that I have ever seen, no, REALLY everyone! It’s so full of metaphors that you are not quite sure of what is real, and what isn’t. I heard it won huge praise at the Sundance Film Festival so wanted to see what all the fuss was about. A few calls later and I had arranged some friends to sit and watch it with me. Our feedback is, well… Have a watch and see what we thought.
Some swearing and spoilers ahead.
It’s an odd movie. I’ve been thinking about it since I viewed it and I think I may need to have a sit down and watch it again. It’s a very intimate film so best viewed alone I think. The personal journey of Paul Dano’s character is very intense and the strange, and very dark humour can be rather jarring. It is unique though. It isn’t another superhero movie or remake which is great. I just do worry about the ending (as I said earlier, spoilers in the video review).
What do you think? Are you intrigued enough to dare watch it or does it sound like some arty-farty experiment?
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.
Last Updated: November 29, 2016