It’s been already a month. It felt like it was only yesterday when we celebrated new year’s. Is it just me or is time passing by too quickly? Time is really a mysterious thing. Sometimes, 24 hours feel like one hour. Where did it come from and where will it go? Maybe that’s why they always tell us to cherish every moment that we have.
After watching a couple the Gazette videos, I can absolutely understand how they’re so popular. I mean, they’re really good-looking (but in a mature way, like they seem more mature than Alice Nine and they’re a lot more toned down from hardcore vk but still vk and they are sexy and asgdlahgflkashgkjacfk) and the music is pretty darn good (and has a distinct style) so combine those two and you get like… a super smoldering vk band. Which is why I think they have such a huge fanbase.
Though I can’t say I’m a SUPER huge fan of the Gazette, every time I look at their pvs, I end up getting sucked into the *crazy fangirl* mode (which is actually pretty rare because I listen to vk for the music not really the looks and I only watch pvs that are… artistically interesting or if I’m a super huge fan of them).
Dir En Grey’s “Obscure” (uncensored) pv could stand as a short horror movie.
Exist+Trace is one hot female vk band. Like, seriously, they just look really cool and their music is pretty good too. The lead’s voice is husky and nice. And well, idk, I feel slightly… sexually confused… when I look at them. BECAUSE THEY’RE JUST SO DAMN COOL.
"In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, two brutal and stupid local detectives without any technique, investigate the murder using brutality and torturing the suspects, without any practical result. The Detective Seo Tae-Yoon from Seul comes to the country to help the investigations and is convinced that a serial-killer is killing the women. When a third woman is found dead in the same "modus-operandi", the detectives find leads of the assassin." Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(from imdb):
I went into it, suspecting it might be some intense, disturbing thriller that would keep me gripping the edge of my seat until my knuckles were white. It was intense. It was disturbing. But it was so subtly constructed, I didn’t even notice myself being sucked into the film.
8/10 - high points for development of idea, symbolism, and feeling. Loss of points for length, being almost too convoluted and plot inconsistencies.
Just finished watching it and man, it was the most bizarre, disturbing, out-of-this-world thing I’ve ever watched. After the ending, I was just like “What the hell did I just watch?” I’m not sure what to make of it, really, but, my mind is just… blown away. I had to really think and talk to myself about this film because it’s just hard to digest and it felt like everything was so convoluted and ambiguous, I had to straighten out my thoughts about it.
All I can say is, it is something absolutely, infinitely different from any Hollywood drama you will EVER watch. Or probably any Japanese film you will ever watch. I feel like it’s a lot more deep and profound than some people say it is. It really strikes a chord with a certain part of me, emotionally and intellectually. I can see how some people may completely dislike it… it’s one of those films that’s either a hit or miss.
It’s slow, plot seems unrealistic, nonsensical, predictable and shallow, not too much action but can get really gory and some scenes are just messy (like, you’re not sure why it happens). It’s one of those movies where you can easily totally dismiss the message they’re trying to portray (either because it’s too much brain work, it seems superficial or it seems “they’re trying too hard”). It’s also one of those movies where cultural societal values plays a large role in establishing the context for the film a lot. So don’t go into it with a Hollywood mindset.