Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Gaspar Noe's 'Enter the Void'
I was very excited for the world premiere (the version showed at Cannes was a work-in-progress) of Gaspar Noe's 'Enter the Void' at the Toronto International Film Festival this past Sat. Unfortunately, the best thing and one of the only good things about the film is the opening credits sequence. Coming from someone who loves 'Irreversible,' I found 'Enter the Void' desperate, amateur, silly, frustratingly repetitive, and like the director himself, bloated, heavy handed, pompous and self indulgent.
I am so disappointed I don't even want to invest the energy in writing a full review so please refer to this one: http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSTRE54O18120090525 (the writer shares my sentiment and view point).