Santiago High School's Student News Site

Shark Attack

Santiago High School's Student News Site

Shark Attack

Santiago High School's Student News Site

Shark Attack

Cringe Culture
Cringe Culture
Kendra Darcy, Staff Writer • April 8, 2024
March 28, 2024
March 28, 2024
Dominic Klemczak, Comic Illustrator • April 8, 2024
Calls for Ceasefire Denied Again
Calls for Ceasefire Denied Again
Jordan Sanchez, Staff Writer • April 8, 2024
Santiago Students Shine
Santiago Students Shine
Johana Lopez, Staff Writer • April 8, 2024
The Inside of Shark TV
The Inside of Shark TV
Abby Delgado, Sports Editor • April 8, 2024
Poll

This poll has ended.

Would You Rather...(Spring Break Edition)

image
Loading...

Sorry, there was an error loading this poll.

My Review on Saltburn

Who’s in it?

Saltburn is written, directed, and produced by Emerald Fennell, starring Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, and Archie Madekwe. Set in Oxford and Northamptonshire, England, it focuses on a student at Oxford who becomes fixated with a popular, aristocratic fellow student at his university, who later invites him to spend the summer at his eccentric family’s estate. 

My Review

This movie is fantastic. The plot, acting, and actors are incredible. There are so many plot twists and mysteries in this movie. Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi are such talented actors. It is a bit confusing in some parts of the film, but later on, it’s straightforward to understand.  Emerald Fennell is such a fantastic director. This movie is rated R, so I don’t recommend watching it with your parents because of some of the parts in the film. But this movie was fantastic and so entertaining.

This movie is rated R, so I don’t recommend watching it with your parents because of some of the parts in the film. But this movie was fantastic and so entertaining. I very much enjoyed the movie. I thought it a provoking film that challenges conventional storytelling, its blend of mythology and modernity, a narrative that forces us to confront the dark aspects of desire and ambition.

Saltburn is a story about Oliver, portrayed by Barry Keoghan. His infatuation with Felix Catton, which starts at Oxford,  quickly spirals into an obsession, leading to some morally ambiguous, if not outright disturbing,  choices that begin as a seemingly innocent attraction that soon morphs into something dark and uncontrollable. What struck me most about this saltburn is its brilliant use of Greek mythology as a narrative tool. The parallel between Oliver’s action and the story of Theseus and the Minotaur adds a rich layer of symbolism. This mythological reference is integral to understanding Oliver’s character and journey. It also delves into the themes of social class and the dichotomy between public persona and private reality in an age where social media often dictates how we present ourselves to the world. Oliver’s character becomes a vessel for exploring these themes, making us question the authenticity of those around us.

The performance in the film was noteworthy. Barry Keoghan delivered a nuanced portrayal of Oliver, balancing vulnerability with an underlying sense of menace. The supporting cast, including Jacob Elordi and Rosamund Pike, contributed significantly to the film’s overall impact. I’ve been skeptical of them, but I was impressed. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I was grossed out by two scenes. You know Saltburn is worth the watch.

 Other Opinions

Since this movie is so popular, I wanted to see other people’s reviews. 

Rigxla said, “Just watched it, and I was disappointed. Have. I’ve just been online seeing what people thought about it, and I feel like I’m going mad as the consensus seems to love the film.”

Continuing, “I thought it was predictable and uninspired. It was as though it wanted to say something but ultimately said nothing beyond typifying the fears of the English middle class imposing on the aristocracy. Which is fine, but it wasn’t particularly proactive or insightful. If I had seen this when I was 15, I might have enjoyed it more.”

“The cinematography was pretty good, as was Barry’s performance and the soundtrack. But the storytelling, the plot, and the screenplay all leave a lot to be desired for me.


Saltburn movie review: a deliciously twisty tale of grotesque ...

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Comment
Donate to Shark Attack
$500
$600
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Santiago High School - CNUSD. Your contribution will allow us to cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Jaden Meyer, staff writer
Jaden Meyer (11) is a current Junior at Santiago High School where her favorite subject is US history. Jaden loves to learn about the United States and how they became what they are now. She also loves traveling and going on road trips. Jaden loves to babysit. All summer she babysat. She also loves to do hair. In the future, she hopes to become a hairstylist like her mema. You can reach her at [email protected].

Donate to Shark Attack
$500
$600
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All Shark Attack Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *