*MELANCHOLIA FILM REVIEW PART 2*
As the film progresses, things start deteriorating until they reach their inevitable end.
Claire is such an anxious woman unlike Justine who lost all interest in living and wouldn't care if the world ended right away.
The cinematography was amazing and it set the gloomy mood of the movie perfectly. I especially adored the beautiful natural scenery throughout the movie; I also noticed Justine's interest in the star constellation she keeps looking at, and it felt like she was relating to the distance of these stars. She was able to see the planet Melancholia before anyone was able to, and this again reinforces the idea of her isolation and need to stay away from people.
Many people have commented negatively on the inaccurate science in this movie, and honestly this means they did not grasp the main themes. This isn't a movie about science or, as bizarre as it might sound, even about the plot itself. This is a movie about depression in which the viewer must piece things together and analyse.
It's definitely not a movie for everyone because it just starts out extremely depressing from the first scene. Also, the slow pace of the movie is synchronised with the tempo of life with chronic depression, and thus not everyone will be able to appreciate Melancholia's subtlety and ideas.
Then again, great art is meant to move our souls and broaden our horizons, relate to us, and make us feel the most extreme of emotions.
If you are interested in movies about mental illnesses or you suffer from them yourself, then this movie is a must watch.
I give it a 9/10
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