This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Despite the sloppy ending, the overall tone supported by excellent cinematography and atmospheric music score doesn't permit me to throw the baby out with the bath water. Every time the camera panned over the quiet village or surrounding mountain vistas, my pulse quickened with the ominous score that seemed to foreshadow yet another unfortunate soul getting laid to waste in the next marked household.
All of the lead actors gave it their all with very natural delivery and effortless skill.…
Terrifying, but probably one of the prettiest horror movies of all time. Minus the gory parts involving the Witch, the sublime lighting and colors of the film framed each scene with beautiful contrast and a rustic filter. In some ways, the fact that I couldn't understand the pilgrim-era dialogue more than not added to the fright factor. So much so that I had to look up a screenplay to follow along, which then helped to narrate what was going on…
As someone who read the book, I had my own preconceived notions of what Nick and Amy would look like or what Amy's diary voice would sound like. Though my version of Amy was a bit more shrill (yes, shrewlike) with a more constant state of narrowed eyes, Rosamund Pike brought a more subtle (and better, I admit) version to life that captivated me from the get-go. I mainly remember Pike as virtue personified in her role as Jane Bennet…
I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.