Sunday, September 16, 2018

Screaming Sunday - Mandy

By Sati. Sunday, September 16, 2018 , , , , , ,
Movie rating - 84/100
Plot: A psychodelic tale of a quiet logger named Red (Nicolas Cage) who lives a life of serenity with his wife Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), in their dream cabin in the woods. But when the leader of a deranged cult (Linus Roache, who played Batman's dad in Batman Begins and I cannot stop being shocked by it after seeing Mandy) becomes enamored with Red's wife, he and his people terrorize the couple, leaving Red spiraling into madness.The psychodelic goes full grindhouse as Red, armed with a battle axe and any drugs he can find, goes on a violent rampage, enacting his revenge on the cult in the most gruesome ways.
The heroes: Nicolas Cage forging a battle axe as he is wearing sunglasses and a T-shirt.
The antagonists: Weird demonic things with blade penises + really high cultists.
Best scene: It involves a porno video, lots of blood and maniacal laughing.
Oh-oh something's not right line: Bring me that girl.
What makes it so great? There is really no way to accurately describe or prepare you for that movie. The closest I can come to accomplish this is saying that you will feel high even if you are watching it completely sober. The film is utterly insane - at one point of it Nicolas Cage lights a cigarette on a head of a demon he just killed. It's about 10x more crazy than Drive Angry but it's also incredibly stylish - I don't expect to see a better looking movie this year - and it has wonderfully atmospheric score by late Johann Johannsson. Don't read anything more about that film, just go ahead and watch it. I promise you that you won't see anything like it this year. That said, I wish we saw more of Cheddar Goblin.
Scare factor: - 2/5 evil pumpkins - There are some very scary ideas thrown in there and the sheer viciousness and madness of cultists is very unsettling.
Gore factor:- 4/5 bloody Leatherfaces - Lots of gore, including amazing chainsaw battle.
Is there a twist? No. There's short post credits scene, though.
Life lessons from the movie: 1. Never laugh at a man who is jerking off. 2. Never tell Nic Cage you will suck his dick.
Unsuitable for: People who live in the woods.
Repercussions: Fear of mac and cheese.

14 comments:

  1. This sounds like ridiculous fun. I'll definitely be checking it out. I see it hits DVD on Netflix next month.

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    1. It's on several VOD platforms and it's really a must see!

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  2. uh this is coming onto the list. those stills are BEAUTIFUL, did not expect this after all the gore-ness.

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    1. Yeah the film is stunning! So many gorgeous shots

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  3. HOLY SHIT. I have to see this. It sounds f--king bananas, but looks so...well, f--king bananas.

    WOW.

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    1. Yes, you DO have to see this :)

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    2. The only theater showing it is 55 miles away. Soooo....Venom it is.

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  4. You're right, there really is no way to describe or prepare for this movie. This thing was absolutely insane from first scene to last. When he snapped that guy's neck, holy shit. Pure Cage.

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    1. I really hope he will do more movies like that - good but totally insane.

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  5. woah. Woah, okay okay. i MUST SEE THIS ASAP!!!

    I only skimmed thru cos once I saw there score I realised that I need to see this as blind as possible. Gonna watch it tomorrow :D :D

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  6. I was very confused by the script, I was also extremely tired and overworked, so I blame myself. But I loved the visuals!

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    1. I'm glad you liked the look of the film! It was gorgeous

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