“ The acting was terrible, the storyline was all over the place and hard to follow, and the first half of the movie kept going off plot.
“ Perhaps it's the surrealism causing the confusion - although there are fine lines between fantasy, surrealism and using the above two to justify style over substance, and Martinez has parked her pastel pink school bus over all three.
“ Melanie Martinez is "Robotically" Monotonous and Predictable .
“ Worst movie I've ever seen .
“ It didn't reach it's expectations, but it was still enjoyable.
“ This movie is so disappointing, so worthless, and so contrived that I struggle to appreciate it from any standpoint.
“Despite all this, the movie was visually stunning.
“ It's basically a 90 minutes music video with no plot at all!
“ I loved the songs, but the movie was very confusing and didnt make much sense at parts.
“ It's enjoyable while getting a point across, something most movies cant do.
“ Cliché and cheap rhymes make this album feel run-of-the-mill.
“ A Millenial Musical of Enjoyable Oddities .
“ Personally, I think the whole thing was so cringe and cliché, from the plot, acting, to songs.
“ As a writer, the script and plot was super disappointing and cliche.
“ So the worst thing about this "movie" isn't even that there's no plot or that the acting was practically non existent, or that it was extremely uncreative and bland.
“ I find it entertaining, a little boring.
“ That's why it becomes so dull between each music segment.
“ Worst movie I've seen this year .
“I'll acknowledge the elephant in the room and say that the visuals in this film are absolutely stunning.
“ The characters we were supposed to care about were one dimensional and boring.
“ But, it seems like Melanie is on the path of a downward spiral of mediocrity that is disguised as shocking and cool for naive people who don't know how predictable the current music industry is compared to what the music industry was like in the past when music was created with talent, originality, and not with lyrics that talk about ordinary life, sex appeal, repetitive politics, and other things.
“ Wtf, I literally got so anxious and confused I had a very damn bad headache my boyfriend fell asleep and such a shame cus I recommended it, I am so glad that I didnt include my entire family or friends that would be so EMBARRASING, I'm pretty sure some people had done this, may we pray for their souls...
“ The visuals of this movie are stunning, The setting the locations the decor everything.
“*So so confusing: Because the movie dicks about whether it wants a plot for the majority of the first half, the sequence of events is jumbled (There is literally 15+ minutes where bugger all happens because a bunch of songs are crammed in together, in which it begins really abruptly).
“ I kind of liked Melanie's album Crybaby, but I feel that Melanie Martinez has become the music industry's "robot" of monotonous singing, predictable lyrics of themes such as ordinary life and arguably evil things and politics and sex appeal that have been lyrically talked about in other songs in the past, and behavior that is predictably inevitable.
“" sounded too bored.
“ I wouldn't call myself a die hard fan but I found her past album, Crybaby, enjoyable.
“ A plotless abomination of a 90 minute music video disguised as a lackluster movie.
“ The storyline was confusing and played little role in these 90 mins.
“ This movie has absolutely no plot and for the whole time I had no idea what was going on.
“ All the songs are amazing and the movie is stunning.
“ The production is clumsy and formulaic.
“ However, many found this film hard to follow.
“ Overall, this movie is worth watching if you like Melanie Martinez and her music, not something that would entertain the masses (which movies don't always have to do).
“ This movie can barely be considered a movie, as it's really just a long, disjointed string of music videos that only sometimes tie into the plot.
“ It has catchy and entertaining music and a unique look but unfortunately cannot make up the quality due to its highly muddled story, uninteresting characters and obsessive need to shovel in topic that are not at all relevant to the story.
“I do like the intentions that the movie had, representing many issues currently undermined by society, however I feel as though many of them were highly cliché, and were added into the movie's timeline only to make the movie seem more inclusive to all so as not to cause unease when addressing which problems were most important and had to be featured in the movie.
“ Even so, this film is so confusing.
“ An entire third of this movie (probably more) is just repetitive song and dance.
“ It was boring and I was just waiting for it to get better.
“ Characters we do follow are badly portrayed (See: Melanie Martinez) and extremely bland/uninteresting.
“ This Melanie Martinez chick is kind of creative, but she has tattoos, does drugs, drinks alcohol, has sex, did a cover of "Toxic" by Britney Spears that has the phrase devil's, does predictable lyrics, and has had sexual abuse allegations against her just like other singers in the music industry.
“The set of the movie is STUNNING, and I'm definitely adding the entire location of K-12 to my travel bucket list.
“ This movie is very confusing to say the least.
“ Worst movie ever.
“ Worst movie i have ever seen.
“ Most of the time when the characters spoke to each other the dialogues were very awkward and predictable and the facial expressions seemed forced.
“ The plot, or lack thereof, was choppy and hard to follow.
“ But even the music video parts become overdone and drawn out.
“ This movie is a bunch of poorly acted, and poorly directed scenes until we get to the next song which has no story relevance most of the time.
“One good thing, however, was the absolutely stunning cinematography, which kudos to Josh McKie on that one!
“ Also, the whole alien or angel thing was extremely hard to follow.
“ I wish that kind of plot had been consistent in the movie as it was a very enjoyable last thirty minutes or so because when there was a plot, it was so much better!!!
“ I felt like it was all over the place and also a bit dull and cliché as if I could tell already what happens next.