Screenplay by Kornél Mundruczó
Produced by Eszter Gyárfás
Starring Zsófia Psotta
Running Time: 121 minutes
The sheer problem I had with White God is the absolutely terrible premise it's given. It's a similar concept to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which was quite a nice surprise for a viewer like myself. If this is a movie with that similar concept made to appeal to the arthouse crowd, it merely fails. The delivery of such a premise was simply awful from beginning to end to a point I had my hands laying right on my face the moment it was over.
Nothing in the slightest also feels believable when you're watching White God, because of the sheer fact that every last human character is unlikable. I hated every last human being shown in this movie. I get the fact that the movie is trying to give off a message saying that you should be taking good care of your pets, but I'm getting the impression that this is just one of those poor quality television commercials that exaggerates torture on animals so that the viewer is guilt-tripped into donating to a pet shelter, stretched out to a length of nearly two hours. This almost feels like the most desperate of PeTA ads.
It's also one for a film like this to pander excessively. That's what simply angered me more than ever. There's one scene that shows Lili going to a party and then suddenly you get a cut to the dogs and nothing that happened prior comes back again. What path is White God even trying to take? It's unbelievable because this happens just at every corner. I hated that so much.
Whether it would range from the awful cinematography to the premise which rips off Rise of the Planet of the Apes or the sheer lack of realism, there's nothing even good that I can think up that came out of such an awful film. All I got out of this film was: abandon dogs, they kill. Isn't that pretty much like the third act of Toy Story, only trying to reach out to be as "smart" as it really thinks it is, for the arthouse fans? Hell, I can't even go on longer about how much did I hate this movie. I'll take anything just so I don't have to sit through this trash ever again.