Candyman ★★★

A nasty wound with rotten flesh and puss

My brain: lick it

Watching Yahya Abdul-Mateen II descent into madness is probably the best part of the film. There's also interesting visuals that complimented the storytelling. However, I think some creative choices hurt the film and the viewer's experience. I'm not really expecting any gore from this movie, but it's still pretty disappointing that most of the kills happened in the background. At times it feels like I'm watching PG-13.

I also think the final act is rushed. It started in a really cool and creepy location which wasn't fully utilized. There's a monologue that's supposed to sound creepy but didn't work at all, stringed with undercooked set pieces and obvious but not impactful conclusion.

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