movie_man’s review published on Letterboxd:
Koyaanisqatsi directed by Godfrey Reggio contrasts the calm and beautiful nature with the Hektik and destructive civilization.
This film is full of beautiful yet contradicting images such as the slow-mo scene of the waves and clouds compared to the fast forwarded scenes of factories and explosions which is all complimented by the amazing music composed by Philip Glass which admires' and criticizes the footage shown. Within the first 15 min of the film when we see the beautiful landscapes the music is slow and creates a fascinating atomosphere therefor throughout the rest of the film when we witness scenes of our technologically advanced civilization the music speeds up and switches to a repelling tone.
I think this is a very beautiful yet sad movie which shows us the cancerous aspects of our world and mankind.