Swiss Army Man – Something I Just Need To Get Out

Quick Thoughts: Swiss Army Man

Hank, stranded on a desert island, about to kill himself, stumbles upon a corpse capable of getting him back home.

Swiss Army Man

I’ve been waiting for ages to get my hands on this movie and… fuck yes! This is an inarticulably brilliant film. I won’t go to the effort of spitting out adjectives and so on, but this is an absolutely great picture. There’s a million more ways to say it, but, please, just trust me. It’s absurd in the most perfect ways, using a surreal blend of psychological delusion and metaphors to convey the story of an individual that has broken down, abandoned society, lost grip on all ideas of humanity, self-worth and life, but, with the help of a revived corpse, manages to find a way back to them, to see his life in a new and glistening light. For this, I can say no more than this is a film I will be watching over and over; this kind of film is the reason why I love cinema. It’s not perfect, the direction of action around the third act gets pretty choppy, but, there is just so much splendour and awe-inspiring… just… greatness in this film that it really doesn’t matter that much.

This might be a film I come back to with a coherent Thoughts On: talk to delve deep into the narrative, to actually say something worth reading, but, for now, I just want to tell whoever reads this to find Swiss Army Man and watch it. Please, just do yourself that favour.



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