Going to the Worlds Fair Horror Film Review


There is a very interesting story in We all go to the World Exhibition. It resonates deeply in a conversation about our current relationship with technology and social media, and the consequences of the lack of control that this culture is associated with. However, this story is very much in an already cryptic film that does not try to move at the same pace as other genre films.

Jane Schoenbrun has created a world that does not invite lazy exploration. It is an organic and extreme representation of the effect that social networks can produce. And yes, I don’t think Schoenbrun wanted to make it easy for the viewers. Should we respect that? Absolutely. But we all go to the World Exhibition. It’s not a movie for everyone.

Of course, this is not bad. We are used to the fact that films are an open window to familiar worlds, and if this does not happen, we can confuse an artistic decision with a lack of talent. In We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, things seem to be random, but they’re not. They are far from accidental. We see how the life of a teenager is finished… something. And it’s not up to us to analyze what’s on the other side of the struggle. We always like to talk about control in technological environments that could have a toxic effect on vulnerable segments of the population, but sometimes it’s just too after.

In We All Go to the World’s Fair, Casey is a lonely teenager whose discomfort seems to disappear when she sits in front of the computer. Your internet connection is not a cure for your shy behavior. Casey decides to participate in the viral “World’s Fair Challenge” and takes the first steps. It’s just a terrible line of behavior that points to the results of one of the many challenges available online.

Casey agrees. She keeps coming back in. She does not even stop when a secret man decides to help her and explain to her a strange behavior over which Casey has no control. What you are looking for is a secret. One that can be found in the deepest corners of the Internet.

The film does not seem to be going anywhere with its final story in the third act. However, Schoeburn moves away from a traditional narrative style and justifies the film when it needs to close. This is horror because of what it feels like and because of a powerful and raw aesthetic that will make your skin crawl. But there is more than a first glance. However, when we all go to the World Exhibition, he deliberately changes his approach. It’s a crucial step by a creative team convinced that this dramatic checkpoint is relevant in the film’s formula. It’s something I haven’t connected with. But I can understand the reason for such a decision.

Once again we are all going to the World Exhibition. It’s not a movie for everyone. Not because it seems experimental or anything, but because the real story it tells is not as exploitative as other movies portray these kinds of situations. Schoeburn has created a unique film that can not be compared with his colleagues, because there are none. He finds himself alone in a cultural landscape of secret, technology and existential chaos.

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