Funny Games (2007)


STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 
PROS –
1) It’s a meta home-invasion thriller where two sleek psychopathic young men are jumping house to house killing wealthy homeowners in their vacation lake houses.
2) While in front of the camera we see the two psychopaths forcing their victim to participate in a number of sadistic games, in hindsight the director is playing a similar frustrating sadistic game with the audiences. The antagonist is frequently breaking the fourth wall, directly challenging the audiences. Even the customary retaliation by the victim is “rewinded” by the antagonist by a remote much to the annoyance of the viewers.

 

 
CONS –
1) The entire home-invasion plot bears an uncanny resemblance to the A Clockwork Orange (1971). The sadist nature of the two young men is strikingly similar to Alex DeLarge & Co.

 

 

 

QUOTE –
Anna: Why don’t you just kill us?
Peter: You shouldn’t forget the importance of entertainment.

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