Surrealistic and strange, cast in grainy 16mm images, the film VISITATION allows an imaginary glimpse into the aura of 'an outer-world night'...the visions in the film are summoned from the... See full summary »
I am giving ASPARAGUS a 5 simply because it has lovely quality animation. This animated film appears as if they merged the Art Deco and 1970s Pop Art movements to make a truly unique looking film. Also, the color palate is interesting--as the film seems to use a lot of reds, oranges and pinks--all helping to create an interesting style. However, as for the film itself, I just don't get it. Now I understand that the plot is supposed to be surreal and bizarre, but it just seemed, at times, like veggie porn. And, if I want to see something sexy, it won't be in the form of vegetables! Such "sexy"(?) imagery is a closeup of a woman pooping out asparagus as well as scenes of a hand or a mouth performing sex acts with this same vegetable--and I doubt if I'll be able to look at this particular veggie the same way again. Along with this, there is tons of other phallic imagery.
Overall, while I understand what the animator was trying to say, my point is why? Sure, you can show drawings representing penises and various sex acts...but to why? Sure, you can try to shock people but I was less shocked and left wondering why and what makes this worth seeing? If you want to see a "dirty film", why not chose something better? Is there some sort of creepy underground for this sort of stuff that I am not aware of or is this just for shock value?
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