Mute is sometimes truly special, a type of honest, crazy film that only a passionate, talented filmmaker can produce. I’ll happily take that over something competent but generic any day.
The kids are not just portrayed as authentic geeks of the time, but as how we want to imagine ourselves had we been geeks in that time and place.
It was a dark and stormy night…
It follows the basic outline from its predecessor, maintaining the tempo and precision perfectly. The weapons are still brutally satisfying when put to horrific use and the presentation spot-on as ever.
I don’t want this review to get caught up in an endless serious of comparisons between the two. But oh boy, is Transistor not making things easy for me.
The traditionally Swedish, the safe and naive, clashes against a cold-hearted reality where magic is no longer the solution to all problems.