Sunday, May 3, 2009
Like Danny Sandbeg jokingly said as we were watching this film, finding objective meaning in such a surrealist film is silly. Though there are certain messages that can be derived from this movie, it is largely subjective and should not be too adequestly reviewed in all fairness. To keep it simple, Holy Mountain is a movie that questions what is the correct path to find immortality, if not physically at least spiritually. Our Jesus-like protagonist meets many INTERESTING characters along an equally interesting journey as he tries to find a place resembling nirvana or heaven. It takes on a buddist tone, preaching to forget the past and to disconnect yourself from all emotions. If for no other reason, this film should be viewed for its outrageous details, director Alejandro Jodorowsky does nothing better than stimulate his audiences mind, for better or worse.