Malignant

Malignant

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

I just have to begin with: I watched this on a date. So that’s where it’s at right now………. But anyway. I have absolutely no clue what to think of this. It made me laugh a lot, a bit too gross for my general liking but I think that’s what I sign up for every time I see a horror in 2021. I guess jump scares just don’t do it for Hollywood anymore, people need to see some bones cracking! I think directors must turn up to the set like if we don’t give them at least one exposed elbow. and I mean exposed elbow. Stripped down to the marrow, they will pan us. People will walk out. A knee will do. Just get it in there or I’m toast. Nausea aside, it’s very funny, I had an inkling of how very odd the tone was gonna be from tweets I’d seen earlier today and I found it to be yes, silly and ridiculous, but very interesting in a Scary Movie kind of way. But unlike Scary Movie, it rides the line between “this can’t be serious, no it’s definitely not, I have decided it’s not serious” and “oh my god wait is it serious” very closely, to the point where I’m still not even sure writing this. Did I enjoy it?………. I want to say…. Yes? I don’t know? I didn’t… not…. Did I? I don’t know. I laughed a lot. Was I laughing at it or with it? I believe with it. But I could never know for sure. That’s the magic of cinema. Also, the cinema was completely empty, and then my coworker showed up and sat across the aisle from myself and my date…. and laughed very loudly throughout the film .. while a couple sat in front of us and did not even chuckle once. And we all just sat through this together, on our different planes of understanding. This has been such an odd experience for me. Was this even a review. Would I recommend this film. Yes to certain people i know. Absolutely not to others. does that help? I’m going to bed