I can't tell whether this will be a good movie or not, but it doesn't matter. His movies are always worth seeing. I can't wait!
Love him, and of course it could be good, but what exactly looks awesome from this short trailer? The three stereotypically gay-seeming men dancing to I'm so Excited similar to the obligatory female buddy musical sequence in a Hollywood craptrap (think First Wives club and 5,000,000 other movies)?
If you're looking for politically correct entertainment, R3, you should probably skip Almodovar films. But since you say you're a fan, you should already know that...
I agree with r4. I need a bit more meat than that. Of course, I'll go see it the first night it opens.
Oops, I meant I agree with r3.
It has nothing to do with political correctness, r4. It has to do with originality and freshness, which I almost always do find in Almodovar movies.
And what part of "it could be good" didn't you understand? What I fail to understand is why anyone thinks anything in this teaser is promisingly "awesome"?
His last few movies, although excellent, have lacked that sort of gay camp and excess that many of his earlier movies exhibited. Although it's hard to tell if this is a good movie, at least it shows some ebullience. I hope he's not just out of ideas and returning to what he knows will sell, though. I still will see it opening night, which could be years from now, considering I live in Nashville!
Can anyone translate this? Not word for word, of course, but just the main ideas.
No thanks. Feminine stereotypical guys being clowns and minstrels while goodlooking heterosexual male characters are presented as normal manly dudes is not something for me.
No heterosexual is ever portrayed as normal in Almodovar movies. No character, regardless of sexuality, is normal in that world. Have you not seen an Almodovar pic?
R12: imagines himself as, and only dates, "straight-acting and appearing". In reality is gayer than three consecutive Judy Garland film festivals.
I can't wait. It looks like he's going back to his roots.
I think he must have realized how incredibly dark he was getting with THE SKIN I LIVE IN. Hope it's fun.
I agree with R12. Aldomovar's female characters are strong, ballsy and multi-faceted. The straight men are usually gorgeous and equally complex.
His gay male characters border on being over-the-top campy drag queens. No thanks.
What R16 said. He was getting really heavy.
I'll be glad to see something zany and light again from him. "Women on the Verge" is one of the funniest films EVAH.
Thankfully his movies have tiny appeal in America. We definitely don't need media portrayals that shout gay men as freakish feminine stereotypes. His movies are stuck in a time warp when it comes to gay portrayals.
Sadly, I haven't yet seen the last one, Skin.
In the US, it's only on a Blu-ray/DVD combo and I refuse to pay that.
I'm not changing to a more expensive format with little difference in quality. In fact, the Blu-ray format looks no different on a large TV, and worse at times.
I can see for sports and video games, extra resolution would be an advantage. But for films, it can be distracting.