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Published on June 2nd, 2014 | by Chris


A Field in England (2013)

A Field in EnglandWhat the hell did I just watch?  No, really, I mean it. I just watched A Field in England, and I have no idea what just happened. None.

There was this guy, and he met some other guys, they all went to the pub, ate some mushrooms, but got sidetracked by a rope, then they ate some more mushrooms, tripped out for a while, then everyone died, except that first guy.  The End.

Maybe I needed to be on mushrooms, too, to understand what was going on.  I really have no idea.  At first I thought, OK, we're going to do an artsy exploration of the psyche of men on the battlefield or something.  It started a little humorous as well.

Don't get me wrong, some of those visuals were interesting.  Some of it was funny.

Then, well, I don't know.  I just, I just don't know.

Therefore I'm not even going to give this film a rating.  Because I have no fucking idea if I even "got it" or not.  I'm sure if I "got it" I might go "Eureka! It's brilliant!" or "That was fucking retarded!" Either way.  But I'm not even sure what I just watched.

And that's all I have to say about that.

A Field in England

Watch A Field in England, make up your own mind, leave comments.

I will go back to the disc and check out the extras, see if there's a commentary track maybe that will explain it.  I just.  I don't even.

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2 Responses to A Field in England (2013)

  1. the war movie buff says:

    I read a good review that tries to pander to the creativity of it. Sometimes shit is just shit. I may watch it just to get riled up. I am absolutely sure I will agree with your analysis.

  2. Andrew says:

    First off, welcome back. I heard of this, and will probably watch it when I do the English Civil War, but I suspect that I will have a similar reaction. I wonder if the director was on mushrooms (performing research) while making it.

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