As a film, the original Goon stood out on its own as nice little underdog story and a sequel was probably unwarranted. That being said, this film isn’t half as bad as it’s made out to be. I’d say it’s almost on par with the first instalment whilst adopting a more serious tone in the process.
Drag Me To Hell sees director Sam Raimi almost effortlessly channeling everything which worked for his Evil Dead films, treating audiences to a unique throwback blend of horror & comedy in the process. Some of the CGI is barely plausible by today’s standards but at the same time and always trying to work to a budget, I believe this was a deliberate choice by Raimi, in order to tap into the style of horror from the 80’s. Top stuff overall.
Tried so hard to find a fault in this film but it honestly proved very difficult. Logan was so far detached from the tame product marvel generally produces.
The vulnerability shown by Logan as well as the almighty Xavier’s own ailing existence brought a welcoming human element to the experience.
This was Jackman’s best take on Wolverine to date and probably his finest work overall as an actor.
Extraordinary film making and actors attached to the project.
Emotionally latched onto Beale St and I eventually broke. A very rare feat for a film to have that kind of impact on me. Still a little baffled as to why it was snubbed at The Oscars for a best picture nominee. Either way, the magic and honesty of this film hit me hard.
Feeling very numb now.