CAGED TERROR (1973)
aka Golden Apples of the Sun
Article 2962 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 6-17-2009
Posting Date: 9-23-2009
Directed by Barrie McLean and Kristen Weingartner
Featuring Elizabeth Suzuki, Percy Harkness, Leon Morenzie
A man and a woman go out to the forest. They encounter strangers. Things happen.
Here is the tagline of this movie – “Behind these bars lies an unbridled fury. A tale of madness, infidelity and revenge.” Sounds like a thriller, right? In truth, what we have here is one of the most annoying art movies I’ve seen in years, full of annoying symbolism (the strangers are nice to rabbits while the man with the woman kills one) and pretentious dialogue (about fish and pomegranates). One review I read of this one says that most of the movie seems to consist of people walking very slowly in the distance, and that’s fairly accurate. The fantastic content consists of the strangers terrorizing the couple, and most descriptions of the movie focus on this event, but this part of the movie doesn’t even begin happening until it is eighty percent over. Potential viewers should be warned that there’s a whole lot of nothing going on in this one, and that nothing is pretty pretentious.