The special effects and art design are more interesting than usual. I'm thinking of the comic book sequence as well as the Escher stairs scene.
It does adopt my least favourite two tropes of horror movies, though. We spend two thirds of the movie watching the lead character trying to convince people who refuse to believe her. Realistic perhaps, but a waste of the audience's time. It annoys me every time I see it.
The other trope I hate, and…
One of the year's very best movies.
David Fincher never gives me exactly what I'm expecting. Here, I wasn't even close. I'm told that while the plot sticks close to the book, the utterly bizarre sense of humour is new for the movie.
It's a tone that turns an insane plot into something truly special. Fincher knew how crazy this story was, and by the time it gets where it's going, it felt like the plot itself was part of…
Look, it's exactly as good as the last one was. What that means depends on who you are.
For my part, while it's one of the biggest special effects spectaculars of the year, it's still an hour too long, and filled with humour that doesn't work and action you can't see.
It's almost incredible how little replacing the lead characters changed the movie. Wahlberg is supposed to be the hero, but he's repetitive and annoying about his daughter the whole…