lil' Monsters wrote:
a) Was she asleep when the headless head scene happened, a dream?
b) Can some one with split personality disorder believe theyâ€™re driving two vehicle at once?
c) If Iâ€™m cool with Fight club, that spells the ending out for you. Should I really have a hard time with a movie that makes me think?
2. Inside: Has such a great set up and it keeps you guessing for a good amount of time. Lots of craziness.
3. Martyrs: Was great from at the first but lost steam coming on to the end, and Iâ€™m still wondering what she said at the end.
a) Could've been. It's not clear what she suffers from -- seems to be a combination of multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia (which is NOT "split" personality or MPS, as most think).
MPS is having more than one active identity; usually when one is in "in charge," the others lie dormant or have very little active participation.
Schizophrenia is the inability to discern between what is real and what is imagined.
So it's possible she suffers from both, which suggests it was her "passive" identity witnessing the imagined act of the "active" identity dropping the woman's head out the window.
b) Sure. Notice above, when explaining MPS, I said "usually" one is active while the others are dormant. But there have been people afflicted with this mental illness within whom more than one identity is active, and there's a struggle between the two to achieve superiority. So it's feasible to say her "normal" persona attempting to rescue her friend from her murderous persona is symbolic of one identity fighting to take over.
c) Nope. Personally, the more a movie makes me think, the better. Except for Martyrs, which only made me think how much it didn't make any sense. As for Fight Club, I love that movie even if, like Martyrs, it had some logic problems. But I forgive that flick for them, because it didn't pretend to be anything more than it was -- a violent, pop-culture bashing middle finger to the Man.