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for my opinion, the middle of the film, specially the love scene is a bit
long, but the whole time you can imagine this desert feeling. but the
what made this film unforgettable are the great explosion pictures, their
color, slowmotion and the pink floyd music are unique in filmhistory!
destruction in its propper and popular form.
since i saw a horror movie about ants with 8years i am a bit afraid about them - even i don't like them. but phase IV is not a horror sci-fi about ants or so, it's a film about the mankind and the social systems we live in or could live in. this way the film is big - brilliant pictures, very interesting theories and a very complex character plot. have a look on the small group of persons acting in the film allegorically constructed . i love this film, shown yesterday again on german tv.
i really like surreal films, but also i don't understand most of them. i never understood the sense of the breakscenes in the forest/sand. the whole film seems to move in slow motion, it seems like the air would be water. you have to wonder the whole time: "what is this film about". unfortunately it was shown in german tv at 2:00 at night and i think it will never be shown there again, but i can only say: "watch it, if you can! - and than tell me what it is about!"
this low budget film, containing lots of technical mistakes, like a blue
lettered title in a blue sky, also is an artfilm.
it is using a language of pictures (which is wrongly called MTV-style) like
the early and contemporary videoart: compilations of tv-pics,
computer animations and filmtakes cutted in fast rhythms with an amazing
non-musical soundtrack of voices and sounds, best example is the part in the
gamehall, where the players melt with the game machines.
another film which also use some tv/animation-parts is roland emmerich´s
early film "das archenoah prinzip" , but in it there are not this fast
rythms and it uses an electronic ambient sound combined with
back to decoder, irritating light and dialogues like ingmar bergman make
this sci-fi to one of my favorite german films.
sad: there are no more movies of this crew (i never heard of any other film from one of them)