Titan is not a movie for the faint of heart. The project is a work full of horror and physical violence, written and directed by Julia Dokorno. Titan won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021 and has been in theaters since October 1, 2021. The film lasts 108 minutes and has an R (suitable for people over 18) due to extreme violence, graphic nudity, sexual content and the type of speech of the characters. The cast includes Agatha Russell, Vince Lyndon, Maria Akdio, and Giranse Marlier. I am very careful; An evil but lovable film
This film has some interesting themes, but its story is vague and sometimes empty, because it deviates in different directions. The story goes deeper when it focuses on Alexia's character, played by Agatha Russell and her lack of control over her body. However, the film's real weakness is its inability to discover and portray Alexia as a protagonist and to obscure the various elements about her while focusing on aspects of the physical horror genre. Russell has been fascinated by cars since childhood. After an accident that causes a titanium plate to be placed on his head, after leaving the hospital, he shows strange inclinations to the cars and kisses and hugs them. As an adult, Alexia is a dancer at a car show, and one night after dancing in one of the cars and killing several people, she has an affair with a car and soon finds herself pregnant. After killing the men, Alexia goes into hiding, breaks her nose and covers the protrusions of her body to disguise herself as Adrienne, the son of a firefighter named Vincent (Vincent Lyndon) who went missing at the age of seven. p>
This movie is a bit hollow and vague, not just because of the story, but because it can not be He understood exactly how Alexia is a car-loving dancer and a killer at the same time. He speaks very little throughout the film, and is so busy moving from place to place or hiding from fear that the film does not address the emotional contexts that make Titan's main character more cohesive and layered. Alexia has a distant relationship with her parents and it seems that her father is frustrated with her behavior and it is easy to understand that he does not really know what he is doing with his daughter.
Therefore, Alexia's character is like a riddle. And the film's reliance on his core instincts seems frustrating and weakens his story and character. It seems that Titan is more interested in making his story violent, horrible and strange, and he does it so much that the viewers turn their backs on the film. The film often pays more attention to its cinematic style and is more involved in physical violence than trying to make and pay for its main character.
The film accelerates in its second half, but the story seems coherent. It does not reach, because it is pulled in different directions. Alexia, as a murderer, is rarely investigated, and the reason for this cannot be guessed or even the reasons for her coldness are not known. However, the film is somewhat humorous, whether in scenes where Alexia is dancing romantically on the car or where she hides her body and imperfectly introduces herself as Adrienne. When Alexia escapes from her previous world and enters Vincent's world, the film goes deeper. The year is back, it never leaves him. As Adrienne, Alexia is forced to treat and interact with men differently than she did in the past. Previously, men wanted to own and dominate her body, and an example of this is the sequence in which she is severely chased by a man who physically attacks her, and Alexia's negative response is unpleasant for her.
In such moments, Titan's themes and backgrounds shine. However, the film is not balanced enough and seeks to expose its weakness in character and story development by addressing physical horror. The film is more like a non-cinematic show, especially in the first half, which tends to be violent and its own style, and goes on without the audience realizing where Alexia came from. Strange elements of the film, such as a car fuel leaking from Alexia's body, may not be suitable for everyone. Although Titan's greatest achievement may be its ambitious nature, its overuse of shocking elements ultimately undermines the story it is trying to tell.
Excerpts from Critics' Comments on Titan
A number of critics of various publications have also commented on the film.
David Alrich of Indywire
Score: 91 out of 100
Say whatever you like, but there's no denying that Titan is the work of a person with It is an open mind that completely dominates its wild mind. A brilliant film of fire and metal that can be considered the romantic combination of the accident of David Cronenberg and Tetsu: Shinya Tsukamoto Iron Man, which eventually becomes a modern myth in which the characters need only someone to take care of them. Hollywood Reporter Boyd Van Hoyge
Score: 90 out of 100
Titan is a shocking and surprising film, and it seems to many From contemporary films, they have forgotten how to display these two elements. The film tells the bizarre story of two extinct human beings who, despite a bitter history and a lack of a common denominator, have a father-son bond.
Shayla Omali of Roger Ebert
Score: 88 out of 100
Titan, winner of this year's Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, is an extreme, violent, cruel and, of course, entertaining film, and a space not only for storytelling, but also for thinking This feature makes it an amazing and thought-provoking film. p>
Titan is a horror, erotic, and violent horror film about the margins of gender reassignment by French writer and director Julia Ducorno.> Score: 85 out of 100
Titan may be a little confused about how to say what he wants to say, but at least he says something bold, brutal and challenging. This film is a stubborn work that breaks the face and upsets the heart that it is better to experience it yourself.
Lee Greenbelt from Entertainment
Score: 83 out of 100
In an age where almost anything can be done in a movie, Titan adapts and renews strange concepts of elements such as mind, nerve, and pure metal. p>
Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal
Score: 80 out of 100
An exciting, astonishing and terrifying film that has few It keeps you away from its savage explosive concepts in order to display them in front of your eyes in time. So if you have seen the movie, watch it again to enjoy its mysterious beauty.
Los Angeles Times Justin Chang
Score: 80 out of 100 Titan is nothing but an engineered work, to the extent that the subtlety and sophistication of its technique sometimes overshadows its ideas. However, we should admire Dokorno's interesting way of combining our ideas.
Nicholas Barber of the BBC
Score: 80 out of 100
Titan goes out of its way many, many times without giving up its original theme until we reach an apocalyptic outcome. The film lacks the audacity and control over the main characters, but it is a violent, extremist, and insane work that seems to pinch you to come to your senses.
Peter DeBroge of Variety Score: 70 out of
Sometimes on Titan, viewers are forced to indulge in vain filmmaking and watch Docorno's perversions and tendencies to cross borders and red lines. .
New York Times' Alex Scott
Score: 60 out of 100
It looks like Titan, despite his style and rhythm. , Does not know where he wants to go. Doubts about believable concepts seem silly. You just have to sit back and enjoy the movie, or at least come to terms with what it's really about.
Stephanie Zakark from Time
Score: 50 Out of 100
Titan only gives you the illusion of awareness, until you come to your senses and realize that nothing has been added to you and nothing special has happened.
Peter Bardshaw of The Guardian
Score: 40 out of 100
The stupid and horrible story of Julia Dokorno deserves to receive such because of its sheer stupidity and futility It's a score.
It's a horn from the Washington Post
Score: 37 out of 100
Titan Ducorno is a movie in a crowded realm of horror, and The more it goes through, the weirder it gets.