They put him through a series of tests by killing people who are expecting him. So that would probably only be relevant for them if they were satanists or something of that nature. When you think about it, they could represent both sides of the same person. I would be interested to find more explanation for the ceremony, Arthurian legend is full of some very strange rituals and events, but nothing that seems to match this. The refrain: Wake Up does not refer to it being a dream, but that Jay must start seeing what is happening and that he is a cow being led to slaughter metaphorically and he must recognise this before it is too late. Leave aside an extra hour to find out whats going on. Having said that I think Shel was well aware of what was going on.
But pagans would consider themselves outside the whole God, Satan equation. I think Shel is unaware of the cult but I concede it is up for debate. By keeping allusions to those scenes, he wanted to give viewers enough information to form their own interpretation. During the evening, Gal reveals he has a new job for them, which Shel encourages him to take. Jay and Gal are ex-army, estranged friends and partners in crime. When a British soldier returns home from , he joins an old friend as. Yeah true enough, but I think it is worth considering due to it being an important phrase throughout the film.
Will Ken Loach fans do with a little blood and forest horror? Shell was definitely part of the cult. The child she carried in her. They were undoubtedly some twisted individuals filming sickening stuff but it would just be a guess to say if they were cultists. Kiev The first thing to note is that the The Client that hires them mentions their impressive resume. The doctor says some odd things that I will explain later, but they are clearly cultist things.
Agree with most of what was said here. When a movie has something that appears to be illogical, they should explain it or risk being retarded. Him saying thank you is either meant to be ironic, or just another mind fuck. British horror has rarely hit these heights since the mid-'70s. She seems intent on him doing this job with Gal, and this could be purely for the money but could also be to serve the deeper purpose of ensuring Jay fulfills his role in the cult. When his cut hand becomes infected, Jay visits his doctor, only to find that his regular doctor has been replaced by another man who will only give him cryptic advice.
They just had a job in Kiev that went wrong for unexplained reasons. Gal informs Jay that while raiding the safe in the home of the second target, he took enough money to cover the total sum they would receive for the contract. The librarian is his trigger because he sees the video he has. Could it involve accidentally killing a child? He knows about Kiev and despite this he hires them anyway. The remaining masked cultists chase the hitmen into an underground complex, where Gal is disemboweled, forcing Jay to perform a mercy killing on his friend. But soon the paranoia and fear that more and more enveloped the mind of Jay, it is immersed in the deepest darkness.
For another, it involved shooting a lot of naked cultists — which is to say, it seemed quite an improvised affair. He is in a daze and his mental health is on the decline but he is awake. He looks somewhat ashamed when he says it, like he is aware it is a cowardly thing to do. I took her manic laugh to mean she had succeeded in her mission. Jay attempts to locate their attackers, but he is knocked unconscious. If it was all a dream then I would say it was a coma. I think that ties into what you were saying, because death is completely neutral, but Jay for most of the film is extremely emotional.
He is told to wake up several times during the film and there is some uncanny foreshadowing he playfights his son and wife using toy swords. And the thing is, we kind of watch movies to find out why something happened. Despite the urging of his wife Shel, he has not worked since, and they are running out of money. Wheatley states that cultists are a popular choice of antagonist because people are uneasy about the world and feel a lack of control and understanding; politicians and bankers who control their lives seem inscrutable. Meanwhile, Fiona goes to the toilet, carves a symbol on the back of the bathroom mirror, and takes a tissue that Jay had used to mop up his blood after a shaving accident.
He botches a job for an elite employer. Then it gets really crazy. You may need one after. Jay now exists only in the present — in other words he has no remorse for what he has done, he is beyond that and no morality preventing him doing things like that again in the future. But we never find out. All the violence comes from Jay, except when he and Gal fight eachother.
Our bot automatically removes dead links, this may have been what happened, message mods to inquire. Will he become or father the Antichrist? Forgot to say if a professional killer act like them even before the madness well. A murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought. You must not sleep very soundly. Jay and Shel are not really married, its a fake marrage and fake identities. Who knows, maybe you have to say thankyou or according to lore you are damned, or turned into a chicken or something.
There were so many illogical things that needed explanation. My guess is that all the cultists were told that Jay would come and kill 3 of them, and it could be any of them. The film includes the almost subconscious idea that something is physically wrong with Jay all the time — the bad back, the hand wound, the infection. She had been in a knife fight with a half naked man in a mask who turned out to be her husband, who just stabbed their child that was tied to her back — she was probably pretty highly strung. The final film is Martyrs, because after both Kill List and Martyrs I found myself thinking really hard like, brow-furrowingly hard about what just happened, because there is more going on than just random violence.