For some it is an endless stretch, like an expensive elastic, these people will go to any length to be there, or to reach out with a kind word, or even to offer a helping hand. Other people snap like a dry twig and turn into malicious bastards, suddenly showing bitterness towards those in need and really exposing themselves for the assholes that they are.
We all know an asshole, unfortunately they turn up everywhere. In the work place, at the supermarket, in the doctor's waiting room and for the really unlucky, in your own home. I am always flabbergasted by how seriously shitty these assholes can be, especially during times of need.
I must remind myself that some people are only motivated by the needs of themselves, and really couldn't give a flipping shit about the struggles of others. But I just find it so hard to deal with the genuine meanness of some people, the horrid things that they say and do that reflect so much about who they truly are and the fact that they think nothing of adding another layer of shit to an already overloaded crap-cart. And to what purpose?
Yes, there is nothing like a crisis to really bring out the true colours of others, for good and for bad. I just thank my lucky stars that I have a lot more helping hands in my life than I do shit shovelers, because even small spells around those assholes is enough to do my head in.
Release Date: 2009
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 108 mins
After their son dies in an accident whilst the couple are having sex, the two characters, simply called 'He and She', fall into a deep grief. 'She' cannot move on with her grief and seeks medical help, but her husband, a therapist, insists on dealing with her trauma himself. The two retreat to an abandon holiday cabin in the woods called Eden, where the husband sets upon on a series of psychotherapy experiments, with terrible outcomes.
Although this movie has been called an experimental horror, I would say that it is more horrific than horror. Director and writer Lars von Trier did draw inspiration from horror, but he also drew inspiration from a documentary that he saw about European forests, where these places of romance and peace were portrayed as places of great suffering and pain as the different species tried to kill and eat each other.
The story plays out in a series of six chapters, a prologue, four chapters (Grief, Pain, Despair and The Three Beggars) and an epilogue. As the movie progresses, the characters spiral further down into their own hell and succumb to a series of increasingly violent and sadomasochist acts. Antichrist is also speckled with disturbing hallucinations and visions of animals that appear to be possessed or unnatural, which adds another esoteric and creepy layer to the already hugely intensified script.
This is an uncomfortable film, it certainly isn't easy to watch people mutilating themselves and each other, and I really wouldn't recommended this film to people with a sensitive disposition. Some scenes are shockingly graphic, and the entire script is essentially an extremely dark composition of mental illness and despair, which is never going to appeal to the masses. But if you have the stomach for it, it is a movie that you will never forget.
FINAL SAY: Chaos reigns.
3 Chili Peppers