Friday, October 14, 2016
A few years back when I was doing a weekly podcast one of the main co-hosts and I planned on doing a month of Takashi Miike films.We covered Ichi the Killer and Visitor Q. But it stalled out after that. So while I had a copy of Audition I didn't watch it.And now after watching it I can say that Miike rarely makes a film I like.
An older gentleman is lonely. So to help him find a new lady his friends get him to host a fake audition for a movie. He meets this one lady that he hits it off with. But something about her seems to be a bit off. And by the end of the film he learns what is off about her.
Where as Ichi was packed full of 5 minute outbursts of amazing violence followed by 20 minutes or so of boring crap,Audition is mostly boring build up to the last 20 minutes or so of the film.
I get why this film has a big following. But for me it is a case of to little way too late.
Audition gets a D-.