these are n0t the serious reviews you r looking 4
what on earth is the point in adapting something that's already been done so well if you aren't going to say ANYTHING new? the book was written and the Hitchcock version made over 80 years ago and they have absolutely nothing new to add? nothing that a modern, non-hays code perspective could explore? no particular themes that could be developed say, I don't know, issues of class and power? mrs danvers sexuality? NOTHING?
and I can't believe netflix managed to…
oh my goodness this was pure magic. the use of desplat's incredible score almost as elisa's dialogue makes this film unlike any other. sally hawkins' gives an affecting and heartbreakingly beautful performance and michael shannon is just the perfect villain.
guillermo del toro is an absolute master at making completely inhumane monsters conjure up the most humane emotions in the audience.