★★½ Mediocre or Good/Bad
My initial thoughts on The Dead Zone was that although I enjoyed the individual elements of the film that it didn’t come together in an entirely satisfying way.
With that in mind I started to think which scenes could be cut or added, which characters could be more or less prominent, and what could make the film feel more cinematic.
You could cut out the romantic plot, but I think that Sarah (Brooke Adams) is an interesting and humanising element…
This is the blockbuster everyone has claimed to want for years. It’s Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. It’s Lord and Miller’s Solo. It’s a genuine talent creating something fresh, nuanced, and exciting from well trodden and thoroughly muddied material. Rian Johnson delivered Star Wars it’s Creed. A revitalising piece of art from a franchise thats focus had been to create content for too long.
Of course we know what happened next. Certain fans balked at the colouring outside the lines of their…