Malignant ★★½

Capital G—GOOFY. While the Junji Ito-esque effects payoff takes a lot of effort to get to, the payoff is so over the top, I couldn’t help but enjoy how gleefully dumb it was. The rest? Ehhh. Considering how not scary or thrilling the rest of the film is, it’s kind of unrestrained, techno wizardry, lots of cgi gore, ugly ass color grading, risible dialogue, and insanely overwrought score did nothing for me besides giggle here and there. Wan’s camera sense is so all over the place and showy, that’s it. I wasn’t bored but it wasn’t what I’d particularly call “good”. Whatever that means.

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