'Climax' | Film Review
Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’ is labelled as a “trippy drama horror musical.” Not a lot of people read “trippy drama horror musical” and think “Now that’s my kind of movie!” Indeed, most people will find the movie to be quite objectionable, but that certainly doesn’t mean ‘Climax’ is devoid of artistic merit or accomplishment.
The film is a menagerie of dance, neon lighting, long takes, and astounding camera work, propelled forward by a pulsing EDM soundtrack that fills every scene with a frenetic energy. Perhaps it’s best described as Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ ceremonial gathering scenes on bath salts. If ‘Climax’ were a painting, it’d belong in the Museum of Modern Art.
We’re not quite sure which drug one should be on to see the film, but some drug is definitely recommended.