All that for THAT?!?
Most of the film is completely preposterous, yet building up to a surprisingly flat resolution.
Visually it is rather vulgar and glossy in a corporate nouveau riche kind of way, yet it delivers a broad anti-corporate message (that is quickly abandoned)
As for the characters they are as thin as game cards, with only Mark Ruffalo and Mélanie Laurent bringing some kind of substance
Great depiction of loneliness in an isolated and barren (but stunning) environment.
At times, it seems to want to tick the arthouse stereotype boxes (lingering scenes, glances that speak volumes, awkward sex scene) but mostly it is a subtle and affecting film, with a fantastic performance from the young female lead
Letterboxd is going to be interesting as an external influence is making me watch films I truly do not want to. Such as this. Or in this case, rewatch it. Love. Actually has recently been comprehensively demolished, and rightly so.
Does this deserve its reputation as the worst, most heinous film ever made? Are we being too harsh? Are us, UK based bloggers, too easily giving a pass to American rom-coms while being too severe on their home grown counterparts?…
The Child Play franchise is certainly not among the best among horrors (but then which long running one has managed to stay on top?) but it has earned a special space in the heart of genre lovers, mostly thanks to its central character, the mischievous (ok, evil!) child doll Chucky and the talent behind the voice: Brad Dourif. It has valiantly been been going for nearly 25 years now, with a fairly subpar sequel then threequel, before becoming really out…