I like to think I have pretty good tolerance for a nice, slow burn in films, but this seriously bored the hell out of me. Almost nothing of substance happens. Not even Ruth Wilson and a genuine spooky atmosphere can salvage this one.
Soooo yeah, how about that ending?
For the first 80-90 minutes, this is a really solid, taut thriller with a couple of fucked-up flashbacks and possibly the single best gore scene of the year. But then that epilogue hits... talk about tonally jarring. I liked the rest of the movie well enough to not have it sour everything for me, but it definitely came out of left field (and not in a good way).
Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead is the type of movie that will rip your arm off, pull your intestines out and then run you over with a tank — just because it can. Set immediately after the original film’s ending (there is a quick primer first just in case you need a refresher on what happened), it’s clear right away just what this much-anticipated sequel has in store. The budget is much bigger, the cast is larger, and the special effects are significantly improved. This is Dead Snow cranked to 11.
Was not expecting this to be so depressing. A fascinating character study of someone who suffered an incredibly traumatic experience as a boy, and now struggles to maintain a normal life. Bullhead has an amazing performance from Matthias Schoenaerts in the lead role, someone I was unfamiliar with beforehand. This one got a well-deserved Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film last year.