Written September 13, 2012
Branded is an intellectual perspective-bender centered around a Russian man with a knack for marketing. It's the type of flick that can be watched multiple times for finding the subtle nuances. For those who like to *ahem* partake? I'd suggest giving this one a pass. Quite a number of the metaphors will escape you, and while it's not A Scanner Darkly nuts, it certainly will harsh your buzz.
A few of the questions it raises aren't answered at the end, but after all:
There are two types of people in this world.
1: Those that can extrapolate from incomplete data.
Written September 12, 2012
I am very open to all types of movies, not very critical of story, plots, charactors, etc...
I go to movies for fun, take it for what it is, and if I was entertained a bit then I am happy.
I understand this movie, got its point, but all in all it was boring, dumb, should of never been realease at major theaters, if it was at some small dive independent place I would understand, but all in all this is one of the very few movies I have seen in my life that was a waste ot time, money, and use of my brain. It was just bad. Know what I know know I would of not spent the time to watch this movie for FREE. I hanged with it till the end even though I wanted to leave after 30 mins. but god was it horrible.
Written September 23, 2012
I don't normally review films but I feel compelled to defend Branded from the idiots criticising it. First off, if you gave up early and walked out on this movie, I see why your complaining. I'll admit, it starts out pretty slow and boring. But the 2nd half completely makes up for the 1st. It comes to an astonishing conclusion that wraps up the story nicely. There was barely any advertising for this movie but I guess that goes along with their anti-marketing message. Basically the message is that consumers are all mindless creatures obeying the corporate logos that are subliminally controling them. I recommend it for any fans of dark sci-fi or clever indie films. If you're a fan of movies like The Avengers, The Dark Knight, or The Hunger Games, you might as well skip Branded. You're not going to understand the dark humor or appreciate the metaphors being used. Just keep following the herd to the next hollywood blockbuster and continue letting million-dollar corporations think for you.
Written September 08, 2012
Branded was very boring and snail paced. Didn't know if it wanted to be a mystery thriller or a satire. And what were those creepy monster things???? Couldn't figure out what each represented. Weird weird weird and slow slow slow!!!
Written September 09, 2012
This is one of the few movies I've ever walked out of (after wasting over an hour of my life). The description of this movie sounded so good and, though it had some great actors in it (Leelee Sobieski, Max von Sidow), it was stupid and just plain weird. The creatures growing out of people's backs (supposedly representing the brand they were addicted to) were just plain stupid - they did something like that in Donnie Darko and it worked; here it was just stupid (did I say stupid twice??). In this movie it just comes across as a claymation version of "Supersize Me".
I really wonder what kind of drugs the director was on. This movie might make a GREAT cult classic, one of those "the best worst movie ever made". kind. Yikes.