The Neon Demon

2016

Horror / Thriller

91
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 71,013

Synopsis


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Cast

Elle Fanning as Julie
Jena Malone as Maggie
Keanu Reeves as Paul Sutton
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863.7 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
117 min
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1.79 GB
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English
R
23.976 fps
117 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jrmeretis 10 / 10 / 10

Not for Everyone, But...

I'm glad I took the chance to watch this despite the ratings. I really enjoyed it, and have seen it a few times now. It is abstract and has a pretty simple message about the issues with vanity and the modeling industry specifically. But personally, I found it entertaining and the acting was on point from all the actors / actresses. Keanu Reeves did a great job; his character was horrible yet hilarious at the same time. POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD There's pretty much one sane character (the amateur photographer) and everyone else is psycho or becomes corrupted in some way. But the characters were pretty interesting. There were a lot of strange things that were a bit "what...?", but it worked for a more abstract film. I also think it was clever how the woman who warned Jesse at the beginning to watch out for the male photographer and that "it's good to have good girls around" was ultimately the one who was the worst psycho of all.

Reviewed by Dayane M. 7 / 10 / 10

Disappointing and Meaningless

I was very anxious to see this film and I had high hopes for this one. I'm so disappointed and kind of angry too. Yes - The cinematography is stunning but it is not enough to save this mess. I know so many fans are all about "some people don't get it, some people can't understand its real beauty and meaning..." - sorry, but this is NOT a good film. It could have been great, the idea of it is actually good, but very bad executed. There are so many unanswered questions, there are scenes that makes us think they are supposed to mean something and they are going to have a sort of explanation, but ended not meaning anything. Also, the beginning of the film and the trailer makes you think that the main character, Jesse, has a dark side or a secret, something evil, but she only has the "special beauty and glow" that makes other models envy her in a very weird way. Jesse does not have her parents and she has some kind of weird dreams or visions, which makes us think she is more than just a pretty face, but those aspects were not developed or made any difference in the story. The feeling I had after watching The Neon Demon was that they started to write a plot that was supposed to go one way, but then got too lazy to keep up and develop the idea, so just decided to add some "chocking"aspects like necrophilia and cannibalism to try to save it. If you want a good horror movie about how far someone can go for fame and beauty, watch Starry Eyes (2014), is not as glamorous and so visually beautiful, but delivers the message and has a better plot, besides, it's real horror.

Reviewed by WubsTheFadger 7 / 10 / 10

The Neon Demon

Short and Simple Review by WubsTheFadger Word of Warning: The Neon Demon has a very complex story that contains a lot of symbolism. At first this film might be hard to follow and understand. I would recommend watching it and then look up an explanation guide on YouTube. The film gets extremely dark, gory, sexual, and plain out weird towards the end. With all that said, the story is extremely dark. The film holds a very eerie and surreal tone. Like I said before, the story is very complex, confusing, and difficult to understand. After a second viewing, I understood mostly everything but still looked up an explanation guide to further clarify. The acting at times can seem inconsistent. Especially in the case Elle Fanning's character Jesse. But the inconsistency is there for a reason. Without spoiling anything, her personality changes when she comes to terms with her true beauty. Keanu Reeves delivers the weakest performance. His character is very dry and has no depth. The amount of symbolism throughout the film is astounding. The two main symbols to look out for are beauty and the triangle. The film is slightly overlong. The film itself is about two hours, but could have been about an hour and a half. The film has a perfect blend of nudity and violence. All of the scenes that involved nudity or violence were there for a reason in order to further the symbolism and depth of the characters. Pros: Complex and dark story, consistent tone, good acting, perfect blend of nudity and violence, and a great use of symbolism Cons: Keanu Reeves' dry performance, can be a difficult story to follow, and an overly long runtime Overall Rating: 7.4/10 P.S. Nicolas Winding Refn's most notable films are Drive (2011) and Bronson (2008) which I would highly recommend. Also, if you really enjoyed The Neon Demon you might also enjoy Only God Forgives (2013) which was also created by Refn.

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