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The Most Bizarre Experience

I just had the most bizarre experience of my life.

I think I had a drug trip.

Only it wasn’t a drug trip. It was a movie called Paprika.

I have no idea why I’m posting this up, except to say that it was the most unique movie experience I think I’ve ever had. I literally just kind of fell into a sort of pseudo trance watching it.

Not only is there no way to explain the movie, but I’m not sure I could really quantify the experience if I tried. The experience reminded me of “Waking Life” except better and more surreal. I guess the closest I could come to explaining it would be to say that it felt like I was in a Salvador Dali painting, except without the sort of creepiness some of his work contains.

Highly recommended. I wasn’t planning on watching the movie at all, I just kind of accidentally fell into it. It’s 78 degrees and sunny with a cool breeze, so I was heading outside to relax, chill, have fun…and then didn’t. I really recommend it, but only if you can just start the movie in a relaxed, open state of mind, willing to sit back and just experience a movie without critiquing it during the movie watching. Or accidentally. Getting surprised like that tends to let you watch something uncritically as well.

I feel like I’ve tripped acid. But no nasty after effects ;).

Now, I’m going outside to enjoy the rest of the day :).

Wow. Can we say “random”, boys and girls? I thought the movie “Perfume” was weird like that. I couldn’t figure out why I was watching it, but I couldn’t stop, either.

Yup. I really liked it though… i think.

But if you decide to watch it, under NO circumstances should you READ the plot summary/synopsis on the back of the dvd/vhs box. That will ruin it. You should go in blind and open (insert joke here).

And in case anyone’s wondering why I’m not outside–I’m eating grilled dead animal first :).

I accidentally watched Never Die Alone this afternoon. With an all star cast of DMX and David Arquette I can’t believe I didn’t like it.

Maybe I’ll check out that movie, though. Sounds…interesting.

The anime?

That’s the one. Not usually a fan of anime. Which is why it doubly surprised me…that and it was on an “action movies” channel… But I think the surrealism was superbly well done.

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
I accidentally watched Never Die Alone this afternoon. With an all star cast of DMX and David Arquette I can’t believe I didn’t like it.

Maybe I’ll check out that movie, though. Sounds…interesting.[/quote]

haha, I am the only person I know who likes that movie.

I think I saw the “Waking Life” one a long time ago. Good shit.