Film programmer and aspiring cinematic horses expert.
All films start as 3 1/2 stars and I subtract or add as it progresses.
This film is a story of fear. And I'm not talking about the plot I'm talking about the making of it. The book by Jeff VanderMeer (of the same name) never for a second doubts the intelligence of the reader, never holds their hand through the multiple mysteries uncovered. The film however, cannot help but assume it's auidence cannot handle any ambiguity.
The hurts most the personality of the main character; the Biologist or Lena as she's called in the…
I made my brother watch this for the first time. In his sixteen year old opinion, he thought the actors suited the roles, he liked how tightly paced it was with no fluff, and he thought overall it was better than Endgame.
On the other hand, I realised most of the parts I remembered fondly from this series are in fact from X2. I do also admire how quickly we get through each act, and have to marvel at how…
Fascinatingly dark, in a way that questions our ideas of what and who we find horrifying.
A very nice stop-motion style too in ways that that reveals its falsity, a stilted movement that reminds you of playing with toys.
I wish it didn't get so explicit in the end, like we get it, trust me.
I actually think Waititi is morally obligated to make these films as stupid as possible. And while not the 80s camp throwback it clearly wants to be, I appreciated the times it flirted with the concept.
Hemsworth understands the comedic groove he works in well now, and while same as Ragnarok it rubs up against the overly serious villain brought to life by an actor whose performance sits somewhere between Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins and Scar from The…