Richard Cranium (RicC)
Richard's Favorite Movies
Things that are irreversible in this film: death, vengeful impulses, genetics, sexual orientation, the violent events, chaos and destruction, the beginning of the film, thus everything we've come across, and finally the viewing experience some people had. Top-notch technical prowess, editing, acting, cinematography, the beginning and ending are spellbinding and evoke the deepest emotions from you. Carne had the visual force, yet lacked anything beyond ordinary metaphors and characters; I Stand Alone had the characters right, the emotion gushing outwards, but it was directed towards something boring and not at all disturbing as I wanted it to be. Irreversible brings it together for one grandiose assault - it's everything Noe did before, perfected.
It will probably disturb a lot of people, but it's more of a popcorn flick to me (Come to think of it... it was). So overall damn cool film, viscerally graphic, with substance, character development, twists, and action and bloodshed. Set up in just the right way to provoke disgust, fear and agony.