An unusual film.
Someone from anthropologists wrote that all our suffering-throwing reflections of about violence and its denial are the reflection of the duality of human nature — we initially and not predators and not herbivores, but and both. Hatred of violence, rejection of violence, rejecting violence as lifestyle and, finally, non-resistance to evil by violence as the Christian principle — is us, figuratively speaking, from cows and sheep. Accordingly, the propensity to violence, sadism, aggression, Nietzscheanism — is us wolves and tigers. Each of the us wolf sheep, each of our ratio of wolf and sheep.
The feature film in that Melanie — well, certainly not sheep no cow! No half an inch. She — a Predator. A predator with a capital letter: in every movement, in every glance, in every word. At least, it should be the story. Senna of Nanoa, of course, very trying, but it still an ordinary human girl, fragile and delicate. But the idea of the film is — Melanie = Predator. New people, if you will, although not obvious whether to take it to the kind people. For Melanie violence course as respiration, violence Melanie is not invokes internal exclusion, it is not afraid to kill, she is not afraid of death — neither his nor an alien. What fun — Melanie on the plot is clearly gregarious predator, and a tiger is a loner.
The filmmakers are trying to construct the human psyche, initially free of many of the "weaknesses" of modern humanity, which, perhaps, led to the accident, the consequences of which we are seeing on the screen. About the deep-seated causes of the Apocalypse in the frame is not directly said, but thought about the inferiority of the "normal" person and the rules of civilization death literally hovers in the air. Melanie — this update is error correction, it's victory of will and mind over weakness, duplicity, lies, over "pale infirmity" man of the "old" type.
In fact it is a rather hackneyed subject. The theme of the future ruthlessly and inhuman deals with in the past, but which has its deep truth. The film — one more conversation on the topic. Moreover, the authors prefer such a future: when Melanie is faced with a choice — to sacrifice for the "old" person or to devote himself to the creation of a "new" person — it with the authors select the "predatory" future. And not because she despises their former torturers and jailers or afraid of death — not at all. She makes first of all a rational choice.
Incidentally, I myself do not sure Melanie made the right choice. Not fact that the wolf's gut is the key to survival and progress. But wasn't in it. The movie in a fascinating way to pose the right questions and gives controversial answers, and thanks to him already this.
8 from 10
An unusual film.