This is a fun, frightening, thematically interesting action flick, deserving of the big screen.
I’ve never so appreciated Hailee Steinfeld’s performance as I did this time through. Hailee successfully conveys precocious humor in the lines which Maddie Ross intends to be taken seriously. That isn’t to say that Maddie’s self-confidence is unjustified. We immediately respect her as one who somehow, so young, knows exactly who she is.
That said, the Maddie Ross who falls into the snake pit, is not the same Maddie Ross who is lifted out. The Maddie Ross who falls is…