So, we come to another Best Picture nominee that I managed to miss when it was playing in theaters.
For once, I'm actually somewhat aware of the content of this biopic. Alan Turing was someone I was taught about in high school, a brilliant engineer who helped defeat the enigma code during the second world war which saved the lives of millions of people. Since this is a biopic, I feel that recapping the plot is a bit pointless.
I've been really looking forward to anything Disney Animation Studios is putting out recently, especially since Lasseter is head of all Disney's animation now, but I could not have even guessed just how forgettable and paper-thin this movie is.
I usually recap the plot here, but I honestly don't know if there's enough to write about! Hiro Hamada is a young genius who is wasting his time away on the streets hustling bot battle enthusiasts. His brother encourages…
The sheer creepiness of a movie like this is the way the characters and setting are portrayed. These kids have nothing to do with the town, they're just passing through. One of them wanders off and is killed immediately. Who is the killer? Even though we see him, we don't know. He's just some crazy guy. No back story, no explanation, no motivations. He's just a psychopath. That's what makes this movie scary.