the fact that keanu reeves is 50 in this movie and still kicking asses like nobody's business? i've found god.
ever had that one movie you cant judge objectively because it carries such a sentimental value to you? thats me and tomb raider. yes, a part of my childhood and ultimate guilty pleasure. i remember watching it in so much awe as a child and getting blown over how cool angelina jolie was way before realizing how ridiculous this movie actually is lmao.
what makes vacancy one of the most memorable thrillers out there is the way it manages to keep the intensity and steady pacing consistent from start to finish. this movie knows how to strap the viewers on the edge of their seat without falling into the trap of typical c-grade hollywood slasher cliches. honestly the ending isnt anything spectacular but the whole trip was insanely intense that at the end of it you just want to cathartically pat yourself in the back for getting through it without suffering from heart attack. definitely a must watch for thriller enthusiasts.
del toro is a fairytale expert and i cant help but to think of the classic disney formula that is injected in this movie. the premise is quite simple actually, but its the setting that makes it unique and remarkable. i mean a janitor at a secret government lab who falls in love with a fish man? come on.
my favorite thing about this movie would be the nicely paced narrative; it doesnt feel draggy nor way too fast that…