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I will start off by saying that this movie had it's cool moments. I mean, the actual 'Melancholia' stuff was rather interesting. That and some pretty, in my opinion, accurate portrayals of how society on a more personal level would react to this sort of event made this movie worth sitting through. Once. Ever.
Other than that, this movie was so depressing it was painful. If I didn't know that there was something on a grander scale going on I would not sit through this whole thing. I saw in another review here how you might pick up on the details and appreciate this movie if you yourself have been depressed. I guess you could say I have been depressed at times, but that did not make this movie any better. It didn't use depression here to deal with anyones emotion and as a result, your own emotions suffered too. I literally felt physically ill watching this movie because it dragged up so much depression without offering any emotional development or progress. Everything was just depressing, all the time.
Well, when I think about it, there was some emotional development. People got more depressed over the course of the movie. It went from sad to mind blowingly dull in a short time.
I felt though that this movie conveyed the feeling that Lars von Trier wanted it to. I think it was successful in keeping with his idea. I only think it wasn't a good idea from the beginning. No amount of cool Melancholia stuff could salvage this movie after all that misery.
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