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Salt and Fire (2016)
Salt and Fire revolves around the potential eruption of a supervolcano in South America.
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Also starring Michael Shannon
Also starring Werner Herzog
Also starring Gael García Bernal
Too much salt, too little pepper in a silly eco fantasy.
The worst movie that Werner Herzog has ever made.
Despite the bad acting, self-importance and general Herzogian ridiculousness, the director actually has a deep sense of beauty ...
A bad movie but an intriguing vacation slideshow ...
Werner Herzog s latest half-hearted return to narrative cinema is more excited by its stunning landscape than the life inside it.
Like something you peer at rather than absorb, "Salt and Fire" is both awful and a tad fascinating.
Looking just like a dressed-up Neil Breen joint, Salt and Fire becomes, at its best, Herzog s version of camp; at its worst, unwitting self-parody.
Tragically misunderstood---It's an abomination to feature "reviews" by philistines who clearly have no more familiarity with films of distinction than mountain boars have with haute cuisine, which, of course, is wasted on them. They are like the ignorant savages who threw shade on Picasso because his revolutionary deconstruction of faces and figures violated their slavish and unimaginative devotion to representational art. Their obtuseness in the face of an artist like Herzog would not be lessened by my or anyone's efforts to enlighten them here. They are no doubt sealed in their benighted pits of uncomprehending intellectual quicksand for the remainder of their sad, ludicrous lives on earth. Instead of proudly demonstrating their unabashed ignorance here, they would be better advised to slink off to populate over-ripe venues like Rotten Tomatos.
Shockingly bad---I don't believe I have ever seen a movie this poorly put together and acted. And the music! The music was weird and completely out of place. And the strangest of all...I wonder how Herzog ever got Lawrence Krauss, a world renown theoretical physicist to act in this bomb! It is simply beyond me. My respect for both have declined I'm afraid. Sorry to have wasted time on this... phew! what a stinker!
3/10 for the arty landscape shots---Salt and Fire (2016)A Werner Herzog film. On this info alone I decided to watch Salt and Fire. To be honest, I was disappointed. The acting is mediocre at best. Laura, played by Veronica Ferres comes across as wooden, which might have something to do with her being German speaking English? at least she looks attractive.Others here on IMDb have described the story, so I will spare you another interpretation. The story is basic, and needlessly stretched out. The biggest problem I had with the idea, was just how silly it was. Environmental issues caused by human activities make for interesting subject matter. Salt and Fire does not make for an interesting film.To give you an example of 'silly' and 'needlessly stretched out', Laura is abandoned with two blind children on a small cactus infested island surrounded for miles by salt (a dry salt lake). Rather than panic, she acts calm, spends some time teaching the children her name while getting to know theirs? Laura and the two children play a board game, which goes on for a tedious while. By this point I couldn't wait for the film to end.I'm all for long arty shots of landscapes, and Salt and Fire contains just these kind of shots. What lets them down was irritating music. I disliked the choice of music.Not recommended. 3/10 for the arty landscape shots.