2 Dec 2009

Film Review: Invaders from Mars

The most interesting thought that came after watching this film, was that it used to scare people, but now it was as a comedy. So the perception of how the scary and horrible should be presented changed a lot.
Anyway, the colours were interesting to me. The effect of horror wasn’t reached by using cold tones etc.
It gave this .. Intensive effect (like colours rushed from the screen to spectator (very silly description, but that’s how it feels to me I guess)). As if you could always easily define everything using only colours : this is the environment (gray) , this is the figure ( black or white or red) , this is the alien (green
That made the film may be a bit more easy to get.
You could than concentrate on expressions or the shapes of the everything else, when not overcrowded by a variety of colours.

I really thing this solution of how to use colours really helped to intensify films dream-like characteristics.

As for the other information. Rewies suggest this movie as a ‘must see’ because of its historical value. Etc.

1 comment:

  1. 'Return of the Invasion of the Body-Snatchers' - see below for snippets from the three remakes - and, if you have time, give them a go - the 1993 version is often overlooked...