this was the first time i’ve ever had the experience of sitting in a movie theater where the credits started to roll…and roll and roll and not one of the audience members spoke or moved
this movie was simply spellbinding…powerful and maybe one of the most emotionally manipulative movies i’ve ever seen
a warning i sort of wished i’d received (although i might not have seen it had i known): the movie can get REALLY violent and gory, but you can usually tell when it’s going to happen…i had my hands to my eyes more than once
the violence is absolutely imperative to the rest of the story…maybe the 3rd scene in the movie is so gruesome that it leaves you hanging on the edge of your seat for the next two hours, causing an emotional reaction by the end that may leave you literally shaking
everything about this movie is beautiful, even in the bloodiest scenes…we’re talking lord of the rings quality
the acting is near perfection, and the IMAGERY….
very few words actually capture the power of this movie and its artistry…see it :) it’s essentially ineffable….