At as soon as a selfmade live performance film for reggae rock band Sheeppsyche and a dystopian protest in opposition to artificial artwork, “Ximbi Xombix” performs as a bag of anti-system tenets whose contents had been marinated in self-indulgent incoherence. A poorly produced experiment by means of writer-director Dae Hoon Kim, additionally the act’s lead singer on- and offscreen, the movie’s mere lifestyles baffles.
In another reality, altered meals feeds the hundreds, grunge crew Nirvana is going by means of Sirvana and Okay-pop is known as Okay-hop within the days resulting in the arena’s loss of life. Affluent but radical in his conviction in opposition to mainstream tune, Rocco (Kim himself) to start with opposes former pop celebrity Jo Bin (Claudia Pak) becoming a member of Sheeppsyche’s ranks. In time she primes the band to just accept a doubtful deal to tug their tracks out of the underground and into the moneymaking business. Rocco’s art-before-commerce mentality is disrupted.
Stiff to a fault, the egregious appearing harms the scenes even worse than the embarrassingly low-quality sound combine. Kim strings in combination musical performances in entrance of torpid audiences, a nonsensical virtual reality section, clips from parody tv displays, extras in visibly affordable zombie make-up, and a faulty core message calling out consumerism and senseless compliance. It by no means congeals however employs a various roster of other people.
Named after one of the vital crew’s songs, although with a changed spelling, the grassroots filmic endeavor leads to an incompetent mishmash no doubt born from a inaccurate impetus: “What if we make a movie about ourselves.” Hardly excellent sufficient to turn pals in non-public as a “cool” fanatic effort, “Ximbi Xombix” fails to warrant business exhibition.
Running time: 1 hour, 38 mins
Playing: Starts Nov. 15, Laemmle Music Hall, Beverly Hills
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