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    Subject: Re: An unimaginative, banal scat-filled film.
    Date: Aug 9, 2002
    Sender: JonPrevious | Next

    I regret that I had seen this movie. It makes Natural Born Killers look like a Walt Disney film. Indeed, the only thing that has sustained this movie for this long is the controversy surrounding it. You are absolutely right: this movie is sh*t. I only wish I could get a refund back for it.

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    An unimaginative, banal scat-filled film.

    A couple of years ago a movie with somewhat similar underpinnings, The Smokers, which portrays a small group of girls raping young men at gun point, received similar reviews of being a poor film. In The Smokers, the basic premise was that men are essentially evil and manipulative and hence deserve to be punished. As one of the main female leads rationalized, "we women have to do this for all women." One cannot, however, sympathize with any of the female characters, who are vain, silly, dile creatures that have placed themselves in precarious situations by choice. In one scene, a girl willingly pursues a married, older man. She is not yet 18 but plays the role of a whore expertly, going out of her way to give the man a hardon by playing the "smoking game" with another girl: kissing another girl who has inhaled from a cigerette and inhaling her smoke from her lungs and then leaning her back provocatively and exhaling slowly. When the man then proceeds to treat her as the sex-meat she has advertised herself and then casually leaves her afterwards, she becomes upset and somehow, for some strange reason, feels used. This is when she decides that all men need to be punished and convinces other girls to follow her lead.

    To be sure some of the men in the film are worthless and useless, but these are the men that these worthless young women have attracted and pursued. When lead member of this rape gang is herself brutally raped, a viewer cannot helpt but feel she indeed got what she had coming, in which her Karma finally cought up with her. Their is no redeeming quality in the feel and there is nothing one can feel sympathetic about them.

    In like vein, Baise Moi portrays two utterly lowlife female trash who have placed themselves in the most disgusting social circumstances. They feel like the stupid females in The Smokers that life has been unfare to them for things they have in essence done to themselves. The decide, after advertising themselves as sex objects to role reverse this on men, picking up detestable sex-crazed men at sex clubs and going on killing spress. In one fulsome scene one of the female leads robs a poor innocent woman of her ATM card and then soul-lessly kills her for no reason.

    the movie is definitely appealing only to the fetishists of the world, as this movie is basically a snuff film, which is argued to be a mainstream movie. The French director says it is an "artistic" film. This is the same crap the French have said for decades, where a pile of dog feces is presented as "art." Those that find this movie to be anything other than basically shit are completely devoid of any aesthetic sensibility. Personally I find more redeeming value in a pile of cow dung than this film.
    Parents should be careful not to let their children see this movie, and I can see how this movie can affect young male minds who will find their own excuse in being indifferent to human life in seeing woman, the supposedly more nurturing of the sexes, so selfishly and loathsomely self-centered and uncaring. The happiest part of the movie is seeing these women get a taste of their medicine. The real "actresses" in this movie, byt the way, are porn stars. They are lousy actresses and thier concept of sex is acting like a bunch of monkeys in heat. Their is nothing seductive, sexy, or sensual in the scenes. Its basically watching two pit buls with rabies going at it. They have proven themselves whores in real life, going on tours to promote the movie and their thrid rate books, whcih surely a ghost writer has had his hand in.






    Comment index:

  • News from Paris   from G.D., Aug 29, 2001
  • A QuŽbec point of view (french-canadian)   from Onssan Fout, Apr 1, 2002
  • Why all the aggro?   from Lexy, Jun 16, 2002
  • Re: Why all the aggro?   from jerico, Oct 23, 2002
  • I loved the movie   from Nancy, Mar 6, 2002
  • my favorite movie   from shanti, Mar 31, 2002
  • A french point of view   from P.M., Apr 1, 2002
  • Re: A french point of view   from P.M., Apr 1, 2002
  • Re: A french point of view   from stroszek, Jun 12, 2002
  • Re: A french point of view   from P.M., Jul 13, 2002
  • You are definetly NUTS   from 'n Ast, Apr 14, 2002
  • why????   from mole, Apr 20, 2002
  • Re: You are definetly NUTS   from Victim, May 25, 2002
  • Re: You are definetly NUTS   from the anti hero, Jun 10, 2002
  • Re: You are definetly NUTS   from Johny, Jul 12, 2002
  • Re: YOU are definetly nuts   from anon. male, Mar 17, 2004
  • Re: Why must we all be so fecking arty??   from Vincent, Sep 12, 2002
  • Banned in Australia   from Alex, May 10, 2002
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Ted, May 18, 2002
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from tcw, May 20, 2002
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Andrew, Jun 24, 2004
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Lola, Dec 8, 2005
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Mark Moran, Jun 16, 2002
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Jamerson, Jul 25, 2002
  • » Re: An unimaginative, banal scat-filled film. «   from Jon, Aug 9, 2002
  • Piece of Shit, no redeeming qualities (n/t)   from glenn, Sep 25, 2002
  • Re: Piece of Shit, no redeeming qualities (n/t)   from josŽ luis, Jan 28, 2006
  • Banning in AU / GB / elsewhere   from Kazza, Jan 15, 2003
  • well... well...   from Killer, May 4, 2003
  • Re: well... well...   from Ronnie, May 17, 2004
  • Brilliant!   from muana, Sep 28, 2003
  • Is it good?   from Vincent, Oct 8, 2003
  • Best rental I never paid for...   from G Wright, Aug 8, 2004
  • Best movie since Blade Runner   from Sam (UK), Nov 25, 2004
  • stardust   from stardust, Feb 14, 2005
  • R.I.P Karen   from Lumox, Mar 18, 2005
  • groundbreaking   from r.o., Apr 24, 2005
  • Ciao Karen   from Marmas, Jan 17, 2006
  • News from Paris   from G.D., Aug 29, 2001
  • A QuŽbec point of view (french-canadian)   from Onssan Fout, Apr 1, 2002
  • Why all the aggro?   from Lexy, Jun 16, 2002
  • Re: Why all the aggro?   from jerico, Oct 23, 2002
  • I loved the movie   from Nancy, Mar 6, 2002
  • my favorite movie   from shanti, Mar 31, 2002
  • A french point of view   from P.M., Apr 1, 2002
  • Re: A french point of view   from P.M., Apr 1, 2002
  • Re: A french point of view   from stroszek, Jun 12, 2002
  • Re: A french point of view   from P.M., Jul 13, 2002
  • You are definetly NUTS   from 'n Ast, Apr 14, 2002
  • why????   from mole, Apr 20, 2002
  • Re: You are definetly NUTS   from Victim, May 25, 2002
  • Re: You are definetly NUTS   from the anti hero, Jun 10, 2002
  • Re: You are definetly NUTS   from Johny, Jul 12, 2002
  • Re: YOU are definetly nuts   from anon. male, Mar 17, 2004
  • Re: Why must we all be so fecking arty??   from Vincent, Sep 12, 2002
  • Banned in Australia   from Alex, May 10, 2002
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Ted, May 18, 2002
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from tcw, May 20, 2002
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Andrew, Jun 24, 2004
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Lola, Dec 8, 2005
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Mark Moran, Jun 16, 2002
  • Re: Banned in Australia   from Jamerson, Jul 25, 2002
  • » Re: An unimaginative, banal scat-filled film. «   from Jon, Aug 9, 2002
  • Piece of Shit, no redeeming qualities (n/t)   from glenn, Sep 25, 2002
  • Re: Piece of Shit, no redeeming qualities (n/t)   from josŽ luis, Jan 28, 2006
  • Banning in AU / GB / elsewhere   from Kazza, Jan 15, 2003
  • well... well...   from Killer, May 4, 2003
  • Re: well... well...   from Ronnie, May 17, 2004
  • Brilliant!   from muana, Sep 28, 2003
  • Is it good?   from Vincent, Oct 8, 2003
  • Best rental I never paid for...   from G Wright, Aug 8, 2004
  • Best movie since Blade Runner   from Sam (UK), Nov 25, 2004
  • stardust   from stardust, Feb 14, 2005
  • R.I.P Karen   from Lumox, Mar 18, 2005
  • groundbreaking   from r.o., Apr 24, 2005
  • Ciao Karen   from Marmas, Jan 17, 2006