A confusing movie

@Porcospino (18396)
Denmark
March 27, 2012 2:39pm CST
What do you do when you watch a movie that you don't understand or a movie that you find very confusing? Do you watch it again to understand it better? Do you look for information about the movie for instanse on IMDB? Do you give up and decide that you don't want to spend more time on that movie? I ask this question because I am watching a movie that I don't understand right now. It is Danish movie called "Isolde". I sounded pretty interesting when I read the description, but I find it strange and hard to understand. I am going to give it one more chance and watch the next parts of the movie, maybe it gets better or maybe not
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15 responses
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Mar 12
Korean Horror movies! They love Psychological stuff that is not direct to the point. I am not stereotyping but most of them have too much psychological stuff. I consider them as the bottom of the Asian horror movie barrel, Unless you enjoyed the anime Evangelion, then you can enjoy Korean horror movies. there is a movie starring Hugh Grant, its titled night train to paris, that damn movie is awful, I dont get the plot at all, it is supposed to be a horror movie but its just one of those confusing art films. there is also this Indie American Horror film titled Mummy Maniac, movie is confusing as heck, its like listening to 100 Bjork albums. That movie is awful, I dont get the plot and its also confusing and repetitive,That movie make me cry "I want 90 minutes of my life back"
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
I have watched relatively few Korean horror movies, because American horror movies are much more popular in my country. I have noticed that it is different kind of horror, and the Korean movies focus more on the psychological horror. I like psychological horror movies, but I found some the Korean movies hard to understand. You wrote that you consider Korean horror movies the bottom, which Asien countries make good horror movies in your opinion? I only know a few movies from Korea and a few movies from Japan, I don't know the horror movies from other Asien countries, because they are very hard to find in my country.
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Mar 12
the top tiers when it comes to Asian horrors are Japan, Thailand and Taiwan. Japan have diverse titles in horror, from the creepy to the gory. Taiwan focuses more with ghost movies, they were not into slashers. Thailand..... their horror movies are just hair raising. It would make you sleep with the lights on. Japan and Thailand have horror movies that uses gore they also have movies that were more of the ghost type movies. there are some good Korean horror movies but its just that the majority focuses too much with Psychological stuff to the extreme that you cant understand whaqt the hell is going on.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
The horror movies from Thailand sound interesting. I love horror movies especially the really scary ones. I wish I could download some of the horror movies from Asia, but our internet connection is not that great, so we can't download movies at least not at the moment.
@rafiholmes (2897)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 12
did u mean..u dont understand danish..the language..or u dont understand what th emovie is all about..like the story..or what the whole point of the action and scenes very irrelebant to the screenplay..etc??
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
I understand Danish, but I didn't understand the story of the movie. The story was very confusing, it seemed like a mix of two stories, and it didn't make much sense to me. I picked that movie because the description sounded interesting, but the actual movie was less interesting than the description, and I didn't watch the rest of it. Fortuneately I didn't buy it, I just borrowed it from the movie club, so I am able to return it to the club and get some other movies instead.
• Malaysia
31 Mar 12
ahh..ok..now i get what u mean.. i yet to see Isolde.. some people get what the story is all about..some didnt.. sometimes its up to the state of mind during viewwing of certain confusing movies.. i will try to see it..this ISOLDE
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• United States
28 Mar 12
I see movies as works of art. And like other forms of art, some are not for me. Either it washes over me or it doesn;t. So when I see or try to see a film that I can't understand , I stop and just chalk it up to a art piece that isn't meant for me. I don't Try to see it again or read up on it. Either it Is clear to me or it isn't. And if it isn't , that is ok. It is for someone else.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
A work of art that is a great way to describe a movie. I believe that other people are able to enjoy the movies that I don't enjoy or understand. I do give some movies more than one chance especially if I like the movie but don't understand every part of it. Sometimes I am able to understand a movie better the second time that I watch it. In some cases I just give up and and decide to watch something else.
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• United States
30 Mar 12
Some movies are better the second time around! My all time favorite thriller makes you Want to see it another time.
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@megamatt (14327)
• United States
29 Mar 12
That rarely has happened. Of course, I do feel compelled to believe that all of the pieces will be pulled together right towards the end. Where once you have seen the movie as a whole, it is going to make a lot more sense. Of course, that is really something that we do hope for but there are times where once we have seen the movie, maybe seen it twice to see if it makes even more sense, we are confused. Then again, that might be an intriguing marketing ploy if pulled off right. Get people so confused about a movie that they feel compelled to try and talk about it, to try and figure out what they just saw. That to me can work out better than you would think. Of course, sometimes it is just plot getting sliced out on the cutting room floor due to time constraints and not filling all of those holes as you why the movie does not make sense. But sometimes I think it is done by design to get people talking.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
Yes, sometimes we understand the movie better when we watch the entire movie. That is one of the reasons why I am often choose to give a movie one more chance and watch the rest of it if it seems confusing. I have seen some movies that actually made more sense the second time. On the other hand I have also seen some movies that never seem to make sense and movies that are just too confusing. Some time ago I watched a movie (I don't remember the name of it) and the story was actually pretty interesting, but it jumped around between the past, the present and the future, and it was never clear what was what. Yhat made the movie confusing and hard to understand, and it was a pity because it was a good story.
@Wakeupsud (201)
• India
28 Mar 12
Many times I do watch the movie again so that I will be able to understand what is going on in the movie.As it happened to me that I was not able to understand some parts in the movie Inception so I watched the movie 3 times and then I figured out the movie and understood the movie. Mostly I try top understand the movie otherwise I keep thinking about the movie that why this thing happened, etc. so I keep on searching to understand the movie.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
Sometimes I do the same thing. I watch some movies more than once, and sometimes I understand the movie better the second time that I watch it. I don't know Inception, what kind of movie is that? If I like a movie I often decide to give it one more chance, because I am thinking that it might become easier to understand the details if I watch the movie one more time. In some cases I look for information about a movie that I didn't understand, and I am often able to find some information about the movie online. I use a site like IMDB so a local site from my country if it is a Danish movie.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
28 Mar 12
Hi Procospino, generally I don't want to watch again a movie which I can't understand. But in body language if I find something interesting I repeat the movie and watch again. Once there was silent movies. People used to watch them and got enjoyment.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
I watched a few silent movies. The movies were very old but they had been tranfered to dvd so that new generations were able to watch them as well. It was a very different experience to watch a silent movie, because we are so used to movies where we can hear the dialog, but it was interesting. You are right, in the past people watched silent movies and they enjoyed them. I lot of things has happened since the first movies appeared, those movies were silent and black and white, today we can download movies on the internet and watch them on our computers.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
28 Mar 12
One movie that got my hubby and I into a discussion was "Shutter Island". My case is that Leonardo di Caprio never really killed his wife and that it was all being suggested by Ben Kingsley. Hubby thought otherwise and he pointed out certain scenes in the movie that did suggest that Ben Kingsley was really telling Leo that he did kill his wife and that he has been a patient on Shutter Island. We had to watch the movie three times (we have it on DVD) and would occasionally pause on a certain scen to discuss our views. We usually look at movie reviews whenever we want to buy a new movie. My hubby is a movie buff and he usually looks for movies that we can get on IMDB.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
I have watched "Shutter island" and I share your husband's point of view. I interpreted the movie the same way as he did. I think it is great movie, and I have watched it more than once. I actually heard about "Shutter island" here on Mylot, because one of my friends recommended the movie. My husband and I watch many movies together, most of the time we get new movies from the library or from the movie club that we joined some years ago. We also buy new movies sometimes, if we know that we are going to watch the movie many times it is nice to have our own copy of the movie. I know IMDB, we use that site, too. It is a great way to find information about movies.
@cwp1989 (23)
• United States
28 Mar 12
when i dont realy understand a movie the first time i usually give it another try. Alot of times when you watch a movie for the second time you will see things that you missed the first time you watched it. i also like to read some books twice if they are interesting enough.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
30 Mar 12
That is true, sometimes we understand a movie better when we watch it for the second time. I have experienced that sometimes, and in some cases I noticed things that I didn't notice the the first time. If I like the movie that I don't understand I am often willing to give it one more try. I watched "A tale of two sisters" twice, and at first there were a lot of details that I didn't understand. The second time I was able to understand the movie better and I actually enjoyed it more the second time that I watched it. Like you I read some books more than once. Some of my favourite books I have read 2 or 3 times, and I still enjoyed them the secord and the third time.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
27 Mar 12
If I watch a movie that I dont understand I turn it to a different movie. I dont watch movies that I dont like or understand.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
29 Mar 12
Sometimes I give a movie an extra chance if I don't understand it straight away. It depends on the movie and whether I think it that it worth a second chance or not. When I started this discussion I was watching a movie that I didn't understand. I did try to give the movie one more chance because I was thinking that I might understand it later on, but eventually I gave up and decided to watch something else. Fortuneately the second movie was much better than the first one. I am going to return the first dvd to the movieclub without watching the rest of it.
@merci322 (29)
• United States
27 Mar 12
Sometimes I space off in the middle of a movie, or I'm baffled by what the filmmaker is trying to say. So I either ask my company their perspective or I look it up online. Some films leave me with unanswered questions just because they are complicated. I looked up Donnie Darko online just because I wanted to see if I was reading the circle of events right. Not embarrassing at all. It's good to challenge yourself, especially with international films :)
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
28 Mar 12
Sometimes I experience the same thing. Some films leave me with unanswered questions. If my husband and I watch films together we usually discuss the films that we don't quite understand. Sometimes we decide to look for online information about the film in order to understand it better. We did that with some of the Asien films that we watched, because we weren't sure how to understand the films. One of the films that we didn't understand at first was "A tale of two sisters". When we had read the description we finally understood the film.
@nezavisima (7417)
• Bulgaria
27 Mar 12
What if I do not understand the movie just turn it off and watch something else. just a lot of those movies that governments and nothing means nothing simply because the wave was very annoyed and I do not like. love by watching film from start to grab me and I liked the end. nice day!
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
28 Mar 12
Last night I decided to do that, because the movie that I was watching was just too strange and confusing. At first I wanted to give the movie one more chance and see if it got better, but eventually I gave up, because I felt that I was wasting my time. I love films that I get interested in right from the start, and sometimes I am able to find that kind of movies, but sometimes I get disappointed in the movie that I have chosen.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
27 Mar 12
I only watch movies of my interest. If it doesn't make sense or I don't understand it I won't watch it. If I find it great but there are parts I don't understand I will watch it again. If it's great and it makes me think I can watch it many times for years. The description of a movie seldom fits to the movie (same with books) I wonder who makes them.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
27 Mar 12
If I really like a movie I also give it one more chance, because I am hoping that it would be able to understand it better the second time and understand the parts that I didn't understand at first. In some cases I think it is worth it to give a movie a second time even though it seems a little confusing at first. Some movies I just give up, because they are too strange. Sometimes the description is nothing like the actual movie, you are right about that. Sometimes I think that I have found a great movie, but when I start watching it it isn't great at all.
@Markudo (55)
• Brazil
27 Mar 12
It depends, if I enjoyed the movie I will watch it again and try to understand it, if not than why would I bother, right XD
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
27 Mar 12
I do that, too. If I liked the movie that I didn't understand I am over willing to give it another try and see if I am able to understand it better. Some movies I don't give a second chance, I just leave them and decide to watch something else. The movie that I was watching when I started this discussion belongs to the second category. I tried to give it a chance, but eventually I gave up, because I found it too strange and confusing.
@urbandekay (18312)
27 Mar 12
Don't remember ever watching a movie I didn't understand, though some must be watched to the end before they come clear all the best urban
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
27 Mar 12
That is true, sometimes we understand the movie if we watch it to the end. I hope that I will understand the movie that I am watching at moment if I watch the rest of it. I have watched a couple of movies that I didn't understand. Sometimes there are too many loose ends and it hard to understand the movie. I experienced that with some of the local movies from my country and some them get really bad reviews so I guess I am not the only person who finds them confusing.
• India
16 Jul 12
Whenever I watch a movie that I didn’t quite understand, or seems confusing, I tend to watch it thru. Movies like that usually have attention to detail, something someone said, or something shown that relates to the movie somehow later down the line. I almost always watch the movie a second time and pay closer attention, making sure I didn’t miss a scene, or wasn’t listening during a crucial part of the movie. It’s a great movie by the way. Enjoy!
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