This is deliciously pulpy entertainment and McAvoy is really good in it. I kinda wish I had seen it back before I knew the final scene “twist,” because I imagine it would have been exhilarating.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The story uncovered here is more significant than what I was led to believe it would be, in what it says about post-war America, research ethics, and serious questions about what makes us who we are as individuals.
Those strengths in my mind make up for the fact that the film leans too hard into trying to get us to accept the conclusion that nurture trumps nature. I couldn't help but come away from the film feeling that, for all…
Rian Johnson commits the ultimate act of reverence to Lucas’s films with this seeming subversion; he ensures that no one can ever repeat or add to the Skywalker legacy, but everyone can tell their own story “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away.” The Last Star Wars film.
Carpenter's film is such a wonderful science fiction horror, building the suspense to a perfect ending. The setting is sublime in its isolation. The creature effects remain deeply disturbing and uncanny. I can't think of another film that captures Lovecraftian horror as well. A truly great film that stands up to repeat viewings.