Shall we Begin?

Funny Games follows a family as they are attacked at their vacation home by two young men. They are very intelligent but something about them rubs the audience the wrong way. What’s wrong with them? A little misunderstanding soon escalates into a violent argument caused by the boys. Of course, they don’t see it that way. They blame most every action on the family. Mainly, they blame it on the family’s rudeness and not wanting to participate in their game. 

“You must admit, you brought this on yourself.”

As the movie goes on, things go from bad to worse. Michael Pitt delivers an amazing performance as the lead male. Personally, I thought he made the movie. The movie itself was enjoyable. It messes with your head and makes you consider the strong influence violent movies, music, etc have on our society.

“Whether by knife or whether by gun, losing your life can sometimes be fun.”

There were parts that were left unfinished, questions left unanswered. The movie might end up disappointing you or you may enjoy playing the guessing game. I thought the ending was disappointing and the conversation the boys have useless without further detail into why they have it. 3 stars out of 5.

“Why don’t you just kill us?”

“You shouldn’t forget the importance of entertainment.”

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