I love the fact that people hate ‘Climax.’ It almost whips them into a frenzy of how much they hate it…and on the other side, the people that love it.
Look, I get it, Gaspar Noe is as polarizing as it gets. From ‘Irreversible’ to ‘Love’ and now ‘Climax’ he’s the lynchpin in the French Extreme genre in many ways, and he continues to want to piss people off, just like Lars Von Trier likes to piss people off.
The dance scenes in this film, while great, take a backseat once that punchbowl gets spiked, and that’s when business picks up…considerably.
Prepare to get sad.