Another Heaven 2003 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This film begins with a simmer
heats up slowly
and ends at a full boil.
It is a psycho killer murder mystery
and a metaphysical reflection on the
human condition and the nature of evil.
There is lots of gore, action,
plot twists, interesting characters,
etc., etc., etc.
Not being Japanese or having knowledge
of Japanese culture and philosophty,
I no doubt was unable to fully appreciate
the themes, but they fascinated me nonetheless.
There is a quote from the Holy Bible at the
beginning of the film which led me to believe
that the film had a Christian world view,
but it actually a blending of several
philosophical and theological ideas.
Reading the Fangoria magazine article
which is included as a special feature
on the DVD helps to illuminate what the
Evil as a creature with intellect and will
that acts in the world of the senses
is here coexisting with the interior evil
inherent in every person, both of which
must be contended with.
This struggle with passive and active evil
is the conflict that drives the film
and it is displayed in many of its
manifestations, from sadistic murder and
rape to self-love and judging by appearances,
The content of the English subtitles
for this Japanese language movie
appear to be poorly done, which is too bad
for a film where dialog is very important.
I have only viewed the film once and I ought
to view it again to understand it better.
After one viewing my brain is a stew.