Squirm is yet another "man against nature" fable, which here has lots and lots of worms find a taste for human flesh after getting being rattled by fallen electricity wires (don't ask).
The film is as slow moving as worms themselves at first, and takes the time to establish the characters but the godawful acting and terrible dialogues do not help much.
While the tension never really rises much, the film gets increasingly creepy due to some pretty disgusting scenes…
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?…
A film with a split personality disorder. At its heart, there is a dark, old-school western, in which Disney stupidly tried to shoe-horn some lame family friendly, franchise building elements.
Johnny Depp starts off horribly with subpar, Jack Sparrow-esque grimacing but calms down as time goes by. Armie Hammer gives a much more restrained and satisfying performance.
There are some particularly spectacular scenes, particularly the ending which reminded me of Buster Keaton's The General, and some beautiful shots of with a real scope and vision.