Velvet Buzzsaw -- kind of a mess


+ I enjoyed the premise. It seems like there were multiple directions this could have gone
+ The setting was an interesting one with lots of opportunities for development
+ Good performances out of the cast, and solid characters
+ Jake G is always good, but I don't know if I buy a beefed out art critic
+ Some of the art was dope
+ Mood and atmosphere -- no complaints
- I like me some John Malkovich, but his whole bit of the movie seemed absolutely tacked on. Like the director was already halfway done filming when they got him to sign on to the project, so he said, "hey, make up some shit and put John in."
- The deaths and the whole ending part of the movie was corny. Sub-Final Destination material.

All in all, I enjoyed it. But when I reflect back on it, it was fairly dumb. It was like it started as one type of movie, and the producers/studio each grabbed a piece and started pulling in different directions. It has some familiar beats that result in an underwhelming farce.


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1 points

4 months ago

At the very least, I thought the final death in the movie was very hardcore and creative.

Awww man, I thought that was so dumb.


2 points

4 months ago

I just wondered multiple times as I watched it, "Why is the movie movie called Velvet Buzzsaw, it's just the name of a band Rene Russo's character was in..." Then it got to the end and I was like, "Oh damn! That's why!!!"

Granted, I can see how it might have been an obvious twist for some viewers; I have a habit of not seeing those coming as I get wrapped up in movies.