Brad Pitt, the hero of the movie Babylon, reveals one of the craziest scenes. The latest film from director Damien Chazelle is set in the early years of Hollywood and tells a genesis tale while examining the excess and vice of early cinema stars. Along with his 2016 film La La Land, it is the second movie directed by Damien Chazelle that focuses on the movie industry. Although the comedy-drama musical was a happy love story, Babylon seems to be taking a completely different turn.
In an interview with THR, Pitt provided a somewhat detailed description of what to anticipate from one of Babylon’s party scenes. According to Pitt, the intricate, nudity-filled sequence required two weeks to produce. He continued by saying that it took him a few days to adjust to how hectic things were on the production set. Pitt, though, gradually accepted it as the new standard.
The first day was a bit shocking, even for me. I went, ‘Wow, wow, we’re really doing this… a lot of nudity, a lot of nudity. And then, day three it was like, ‘Yeah, a lot of nudity.’ And then two weeks into it, it was just like another day at the office.
What the First Reviews Say About Babylon
Although Babylon won’t be shown in theatres until late December, several critics have already seen a preview of the movie. Although the early reviews for Chazelle’s racy new film are largely good, there are also many conflicting opinions. The star-studded cast’s performances are receiving rave reviews, with Margot Robbie and Pitt receiving plaudits for their customary strong performances. The depth and caliber of Diego Calva’s performance have been compared to those of a star maker. There isn’t much disagreement over the movie’s aesthetics however; critics praise its exquisite sets and complex choreography. It’s a well-made movie by a director who has a reputation for producing spectacular images.
Additionally, Chazelle’s screenplay and directing have received both frank praise and scathing criticism. Some people have complained that the movie’s big and pretentious style prevents it from conveying a cogent plot, turning it instead into a tiring three-hour excursion that makes no meaningful statements about its themes and foci. Even reviews that were mostly favorable pointed out that the third hour of the movie dragged on and did little to tie the chaotic first two hours of the movie together. Reviews of Babylon support the idea that it is a drug-fueled marathon chock-full of anarchy and nudity.
The conflicting reviews for the movie are not particularly shocking. The question of whether Babylon will receive the same amount of awards-season acclaim as the musical La La Land is still up for debate since it seems to be such a significant departure in pace from Chazelle’s Oscar-winning La La Land. It appears as though this could fall short for those seeking an engaging storyline and a memorable tale. Babylon appears to be a good choice for anyone looking for an action-packed, three-hour fever dream. Once the movie is out in theatres, viewers may make their own decisions.