Fear and Desire Review

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 2.22.23 PM   Fear and Desire is a film perfectly described by its title. Kubrick’s debut film is somewhat uneven at times, the dialogue is weak at times, and even though it does feel weird at times, Fear and Desire presents really interesting ideas and is still a neat film. The film starts off already in a tense setting, the initial discussion between the soldiers is really good, but as it progresses it does get a bit jumbled. Apart from just telling a story, Kubrick decides to do more with his initial project, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, still he decides to study the different perspectives of everyone in the story and how one changes once left alone in the battlefield. But as a whole Kubrick’s first film isn’t perfect, the narration feels really misplaced and as I said before the dialogue isn’t the best at times. But then as a whole, it is still a film you should watch in order to observe how Kubrick evolved, and even though it is a part of Kubrick’s lesser films, the film is not bad, it rightfully deserves a 76 out of 100.

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