April 25, 2008

Funny Games (2007)

Haneke's shot-by-shot remake of his own 1997 film is strong for the most part. Performances are great and the whole 'we're 2 crazy rich fuckers who kill other rich fuckers' theme is well conveyed throughout. I guess what bothered me was that this film was touted as 'really disturbing' and 'disgusting' and yet I didn't find it more disturbing than let's say Caché or Irréversible certainly not more than Miike's Ôdishon which I liked much more anyway. I guess it mainly disturbed the rich fuckers that watched it and that were scared of kids existing that are willing to break into their expensive summer houses and take 'em hostage. Overall I enjoyed it, especially the score, even though it felt a bit forced. Oh yes, and may I borrow some eggs?