BE WARNED THE WHOLE MOVIE IS SPLIT IN TWO SECTIONS!
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this movie because of the specific scenes where it is sacrilegious to our faith, how God is portrayed as a strange writer, although I get this is supposed to be an allegory and it would be difficult to portray God or Mother Nature in any sense but I just felt like Darren was more concerned about his beliefs with the environment and he wanted to make something that would get people’s attention. Bad press is still press, kinda thing. So it’s definitely offensive but the irony is that is point he trying to make about the world we live in.
Not only are we terrible to the planet, but the violence going on between the people on it is out of control. I wish he cut out the part with what he refers to as Jesus because that would have, for me made this a film people should take note of. But with that in there it really ruins it for me.
I would be interested to know everyone’s thoughts on this controversial film whether you have seen it or just read it in my review.
The opening scene is a shot of a woman in flames then cuts to Javier Bardem’s character which is listed in the credits as “Him” so obviously he is supposed to be a God-like figure, placing a small crystal into a stand which then causes this charred house to be magically restored. We then see as the bedroom is restored the sheet raise up and a woman is there (Jennifer Lawrence) who is listed in the credits as mother. She turns over and says “Baby…” obviously crying out for her husband, Javier Bardem’s character. Jennifer Lawrence is basically Mother Earth and she is obsessed with their house, painting it, even saying “I want to make it a paradise…”.
Only problem is you can tell her husband who we are told is a writer is suffering from writers block. But then a strange man appears at their door and recognizes Javier for who he is and even though he gets under Jennifer’s skin with his smoking gets sick and we see Javier holding the man over the toilet and the man has a wound in his side, where God took a rib from Adam and made Eve.
Cause believe it or not the next day his wife, played by Michelle Pfieffer shows up. She plays Eve as both a woman and the snake that was in the garden. Since both her and her husband were warned not to touch the crystal in Javier’s office where no one is allowed to go, before you can say “forbidden fruit” they break it. This upsets Javier greatly but while he is cooling off, the couple’s two sons show up.
Just like you would think one kills the other since they are supposed to be Cain and Abel and Javier comes in and marks Cain on the forehead for killing his brother.
Things really pick up from here and go overboard and Darren, the director, takes it too far. There starts to appear a mob of people at their house and Javier welcomes them while Jennifer (now pregnant) wishes they would leave. And more and more show up because Javier’s writers block has ended and he wrote something and somehow everyone knows.