TCM bumper says the director had to plead with MGM to film in color so that the audience wasn’t deprived of Liz Taylor and Paul Newman’s colorful eyes.
Thank God for that foresight, cause this is the best eye acting ever on film.
I wasn't allowed to see this when I was a kid cause it looked too scary. Once it gets going, it's kind of intense! Just nonstop destruction and skeleton-melting fun. What a CAST, my GOD.
But the cast is so massive that no one really gets time to develop a character, and all the CGI has aged TERRIBLY, so it ultimately doesn't really feel like it adds up to much, even if there are lots of little silly-fun moments.
Even though The Turning has a lot going for it… a talented cast, some interesting visual flourishes, and a whole lot of thematic ambition… it’s unfortunately just a mess.
The unnamed governess of the original novella is here called Kate, and she’s played by Mackenzie Davis, usually a brilliant, subtle actress. Her two charges, Miles and Flora, are played by Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince, both of whom have turned in excellent performances in the past. Here, though, tasked with…