Movie Genre: Mystery and Suspense
Writers: José Saramago (novel), Javier Gullón
Rating: R (includes strong sexual content, graphic nudity and strong language)
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon.
Movie Information: A man seeks out to look for his exact look-alike after spotting him a movie.
Movie Review: Denis Villeneuve, director of Prisoners, directs a much more ambiguous and mysterious movie, that is a never-ending mind maze that leads the audience to decipher and discover the true meaning on what the symbols and signs represent. This film is not your traditional film that has an aligned story telling style, obvious character motivations and straight-forward dialog. Mainstream moviegoers may be likely to hate or dislike the film due to it’s extremely implicit and indirect style with their interpretations and messages. Enemy might be one of the most confusing movies I have witnessed, as it explores a lot of metaphoric imagery that has not a definite meaning but plenty. Jake Gyllenhaal yet again flexes his acting muscles to give an astounding performance playing two characters that have such excellent conflict nevertheless. The haunting and ominous soundtrack gets deep into us as we observe the dark routes of finding yourself. Only with the aid of our own preserved knowledge that we can perceive the many metaphors shown, we would realize the hidden message to be so true and scary. With dream-like cinematography and eerie camerawork, it’s a truly mystifying experience that will cause many movie-lovers to have a discussion about due to the indefinite meaning, an excellent creative manifestation that I never thought could be brought to film.
Bite by Bite Movie Details Score!
This is my originally created list of movie details, all having the maximum score of 10, and a minimum score of 0. These are just my personal scores on how I felt about the details of the movie, if you have any objections, disagreements or agreements too, feel free to comment back, let’s have a discussion!
Character Development: 9/10
Intensity and Climax: 7/10
Emotional Connection: 5/10
Total average score: 8.55 out of 10 Popcorn Bites! 😀
Personal Grade: Awesome Bomb! A
Enemy is one of my all time favorite films as for how creative and ingenious Denis Villeneuve is to craft this inspiring film, for his incredible use of metaphors as some people might just prematurely say it’s random imagery, that is a total childish remark. I highly recommend people watch this video of an analysis of this film made by the greatly known movie critic on Youtube, Chris Stuckmann! (Chris Stuckmann’s Full Analysis on Enemy), as big special thanks to him for the explanation as that’s how I fully understand the film as well, but his video is not the only and right answer, as it’s just his opinion and knowledge on to it, for more info on the film its best to find Denis Villeneuve’s interviews and answers for it. So Get Popcorn and Get Comfy, this is Captain Popcorn!