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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Well, my afternoon will be spent visiting Laithwaite's next door to the WFCG.
    Then driving out to East Bridgford to collect a Gumtree-advertised petrol strimmer/brush cutter, and then home with the wine and the tool, to make my own special pizza.
    Then when that is cooked, and the log burner is blazing away I'll settle down with a glass or 2 of Cabernet Sauvignon and watch BR and BR2049 on the big tele.
    The Mrs is out with her mate across the road to watch Downton at the Regal.
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    That sounds like a hell of a day and evening.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Just watched Joker. Really good.

    Poor old Jared Leto. The only guy to play the Joker and not be brilliant. Mind, he was given a crap script.

    Joaquin Phoenix is good in everything.
    Leto's Joker was absolute dog wank tbf. Not even remotely good.

    That fucking fake manic laugh made my ears bleed almost as much as Schteve McClaren's Dutch accent


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    Yeah, I probably agree. I could give him the benefit of the doubt. He was a bit part in God awful movie. Nicholson, Ledger, Phoenix couldn't have rescued Suicide Squad. Although, I suppose Margot Robbie came out ok from it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed View Post
    That sounds like a hell of a day and evening.
    It was... and it cheered me up no end!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Just watched Joker. Really good.

    Poor old Jared Leto. The only guy to play the Joker and not be brilliant. Mind, he was given a crap script.

    Joaquin Phoenix is good in everything.
    Frustratingly I think Leto would have been an awesome cast in Joker, had he not been absolutely ruined by the crock of shit that Suicide Squad was.

    Saw Joker earlier and it’s very much my kind of movie, so my rating is very high.

    Also blade runner is my favourite film of all time. Got Deckard tattooed on my right calf/Achilles and getting Rachael to match on the left


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    Just watched one of the finest films of this decade - The Irishman.

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    Just watched one of the finest films of this decade - The Irishman.
    Lucky you!

    I'm aware that it will be available on Netflix, but is it correct that, as such, it will only have a very, very limited cinema release?

    It sets a concerning precedent if so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Lucky you!

    I'm aware that it will be available on Netflix, but is it correct that, as such, it will only have a very, very limited cinema release?

    It sets a concerning precedent if so.
    Limited cinema release November 7th, then on Netflix from November 27th.

    It’s setting a precedent, certainly, but then I suppose as Netflix have paid for it, they think they can do what they want with the film.

    I‘ll watch it at the end of November anyway, it does look superb.

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    Remember Blade Runner's scene where he zoons in to the reflection of a mirror to identify a lead? Shit just got real in the rankest of ways.........

    Obsessed fan finds Japanese idol's home by zooming in on her eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Lucky you!

    I'm aware that it will be available on Netflix, but is it correct that, as such, it will only have a very, very limited cinema release?

    It sets a concerning precedent if so.
    I do agree slightly about the setting a precedent. But nobody else wanted to finance it, so Netflix can do what they want.

    I do think at some point we will see Netflix's theatrical model change. 2 weeks in limited cinemas isn't going to earn them enough money in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Limited cinema release November 7th, then on Netflix from November 27th.

    It’s setting a precedent, certainly, but then I suppose as Netflix have paid for it, they think they can do what they want with the film.

    I‘ll watch it at the end of November anyway, it does look superb.
    Looks as though I'll have to open a Netflix account temporarily then Chris as I can't see any local cinema showings listed online. As the Broadway had the one-off showing of it yesterday, I was hoping it would be one of the limited release venues.

    Quote Originally Posted by FBS View Post
    I do agree slightly about the setting a precedent. But nobody else wanted to finance it, so Netflix can do what they want.

    I do think at some point we will see Netflix's theatrical model change. 2 weeks in limited cinemas isn't going to earn them enough money in the long run.
    I hope that will be the case.

    The fact that only Netfix was willing to finance a Scorsese movie featuring De Niro and Pacino seems a little odd.

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    A couple of recent Netflix watches:

    Fractured - Difficult to say much about the film without giving a lot away. Suffice to say I found the film too slow paced and the ending totally unsatifying.
    El Camino - I'm a big Breaking Bad fan but felt a movie wasn't really needed. It wasn't really a movie anyway, more a double length episode about what happened to Jesse. The wasn't too much to the plotline but the acting was spot on. IMO Jesse Plemon stole the show with his reprisal of Todd. The scenes with Jodd and Jesse are worth the watch alone.


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    A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmaggedon

    When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep sets out to return the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her.
    The latest film from Aardman returns the studio to winning ways after the huge disappointment that was Early Man. The studio has gone back to their much-loved characters and created a film that is better than 99% of their work to date. It is consistently hilarious and, at times, quite emotional, and that’s the beauty of Aardman is that they get you with all these feelings based on characters that don’t talk. The alien doesn’t talk, it mimics noises it has heard and that brings about some funny moments especially when impersonating a cow. Shaun and his motley band of sheep are all have an adventure and a half trying to help the alien. What also happens is they start to bond together over their opposites attract friendship. It leaves you with a warm fuzzy glow inside as the story is essentially about acceptance of others, even if they are from another planet. Yet, this message isn’t obvious because the film is having so much fun with the characters and also throwing in loads and loads of nods to classic Sci-Fi movies.
    In fact, I’m going to guess that adults are going to enjoy this movie more than the kids because of the amount of classic movie references in it. From the noises made for the spaceship doors to the Close Encounters multiple references and even some references to smaller, less well-known sci-fi movies. This is a film created by a team of Sci-Fi nerds for Sci-Fi nerds, who just may or may not have family of their own. From top to bottom these Sci-Fi references are A+. They couldn’t get any better if they tried.
    As with Aardman, their stop-motion animation is first rate. Its beauty is in the basics such as making the alien float or having the farmer startled. All these little things must have taken months to film yet they are no less impressive than the actual spaceship or the big finale.
    While I don’t think Farmaggedon surpasses Curse of the Wererabbit as Aardman’s best film to date (Wererabbit is a masterpiece), this really is pushing it quite close though. Fun for all ages, however I suspect the adults will enjoy it twice as much as kids.


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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Aurora is due to marry Prince Phillip. However, the family ties that have bind Maleficent and Aurora begin to pull them in different directions when dark new forces are at play.
    I’m a huge fan of Maleficent. I find her one of Disney’s best new characters. I loved the film first but let’s be honest, nobody was desperate for a sequel. It didn’t need one. Yet here we are and to be fair, it is a entertaining sequel. It now takes the process of how do we taken a character that is seen as evil and keep her evil but she must battle someone who is more evil than she is?! It is a tough ask because you must side with Maleficent but also still recognise her darkness. The answer lies in casting Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith. This brings about some excellent face-off’s between the two of them. Their barbed comments to each other are really on point and not many other actresses could have pulled those scenes off with such aplomb. It is just a shame there wasn’t more of them because the film is at it’s best when those two are pitched against each other. The basic story of Aurora wanting to marry is un-engaging. It is there just to serve a purpose of Maleficent discovering who her kind really are and why they want a war with the King & Queen. The whole film is making a point of saying that anybody can enjoy the company of anybody else, even if they think they are different. The message is very subliminal yet it is running through the entire film.
    CGI is in heavy use in the film and occasionally it overwhelms the film. Yet there are times where it wow’s, especially the big finale which has lots going on and plenty of things to look at. It is your typical big ending to a Disney film. However, there is a smaller, more intimate segment of the film that uses CGI so well that you hardly notice. It is when Maleficent is thrown through the Earth and discovers a whole colony of her kind. The use of CGI here makes it seem natural, as if there is a whole movement of fae’s that live in an almost post-apocalyptic region. The film isn’t afraid to go to dark places when telling some of the tales about the fae’s. It’s good to see a Disney film opt to include that.
    While this sequel was never called for, it is pleasing it exists. It may not be as good as the first film yet there is a lot to enjoy her and Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is hugely entertaining. Based on how well put together Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is, I would be happy to see a third film in the future.


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    Sometimes Always Never

    Alan is a stylish tailor who has spent years searching for his missing son. With a body to identify and a family to repair, Alan finds solace in words and word-based games. One day, while playing online, he thinks his opponent could be his long lost son.
    This is a curio, oddity of a British film. It is based on a short story by Frank Cottrell Boyce from first time feature film director Carl Hunter. It stars Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe, Jenny Agutter, Tim McInnerny and Alexei Sayle. Strange set of cast members and an equally strange film. Yet, I lowkey liked that about Sometimes Always Never, as it plays very much like a Wes Anderson film. It uses very different colours in every scene. It is almost an entire palette of colours in the film. It’s bright & bubbly yet also solem & sombre. But this is far from a melancholic film. It’s actually quite a joyous film about loss and the how to cope with it. Alan, played quirkerly by Bill Nighy, is a lover of words and the knowledge of words. He is fascinated by the everyday word and also the unused words or the words that have by passed everyday life. He loves nothing more than playing scrabble and throwing in words that have never been used before. He is a strange yet warming character. His search for his son, while the centre point of the film, isn’t the focal point. It comes and goes throughout the story and sort of just sits there at the back waiting till it is required to push the story on.
    The cast of characters around Alan are equally quirky or kooky. His son youngest son Peter is wounded up tight and can’t let go. He also struggles to interact with his father. Yet, there is something pushing him to better discover what and who his father truly is. There is a gleefully over-the-top performance from Tim McInnerny as Arthur, a man who used to be a rather odd singer.
    This whole film is rather odd but in a very charming way. There is something transfixing as to how the film unfolds and even to how it looks. It is a film that defies genre and plays by its own rules. It suggests a thought process on the difficulties that family’s have in communicating with each other. However, there are more things going on within the film than that. A rather clever and quite stylish oddity of a film.


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    Borley Rectory

    Borley Rectory was known as the most haunted house in England. This is the story of the ghosts that supposedly haunted it and the paranormal investigations that took place there.
    Borley Rectory was one of those places that if you were a kid of a certain age you knew about it because you had probably heard or read things about how haunted it was. Borley is a quaint village on the Essex/Suffolk border but if stories are to be believed then it was anything but quiet for several decades while the rectory still stood (It was badly damaged by fire in 1939 and then demolished in 1944). What the filmmakers have done is make an infotainment piece of work. All of the information in the film is based on actual writings from those who either lived at the rectory or stayed there to conduct paranormal investigations. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this film makes a compelling case for them to not only exist but also to malevolent at every available opportunity. Some of the stories told here do make the skin crawl and the hairs on the back of the neck stand on end. They are told without any animated gestures or over elaborate storytelling. It is plain & simple speak and they let the scary stories speak for themselves.
    Interestingly, this is not a horror film. It is a semi-animated film that is more documentary like that feature film. The style of the film is quite inventive. The actors sit in the middle ground of the screen performing the scene, while the back and foreground are animated in a sort-of moving comic book way. It is rather transfixing. You can see the background kind of breathing as the scene moves locations. The foreground has a constant smoke-y look to it (mainly thanks to Harry Price’s pipe smoking). Also, the picture flicks like it is being run past a slow-burning candle. It can take a while to get used to these different elements in the film. Yet, once done it becomes an engrossing film on a few levels.
    Anybody wanting a good scare is going to be sorely disappointed with this film. However, those coming for more than just a ghostly tale are going to be in for a treat. A very well-crafted film about one of the most iconic British ghost locations.


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    Just watched Vice.

    I love Christian Bale but not even him could save this sack of shite. Interesting direction at times, let down by a formulaic right Vs left thing.

    I was thinking to myself, this film just needs someone to be called a lib-tard and it will have hit the full house in nonsense bingo. And we got it after the credits.


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    Just watched Joker. Yep, just as good as everyone's saying. Flat out fucking brilliant.


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    Also, this looks...wow.....




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    Borley Rectory

    Borley Rectory was known as the most haunted house in England. This is the story of the ghosts that supposedly haunted it and the paranormal investigations that took place there.
    Borley Rectory was one of those places that if you were a kid of a certain age you knew about it because you had probably heard or read things about how haunted it was. Borley is a quaint village on the Essex/Suffolk border but if stories are to be believed then it was anything but quiet for several decades while the rectory still stood (It was badly damaged by fire in 1939 and then demolished in 1944). What the filmmakers have done is make an infotainment piece of work. All of the information in the film is based on actual writings from those who either lived at the rectory or stayed there to conduct paranormal investigations. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this film makes a compelling case for them to not only exist but also to malevolent at every available opportunity. Some of the stories told here do make the skin crawl and the hairs on the back of the neck stand on end. They are told without any animated gestures or over elaborate storytelling. It is plain & simple speak and they let the scary stories speak for themselves.
    Interestingly, this is not a horror film. It is a semi-animated film that is more documentary like that feature film. The style of the film is quite inventive. The actors sit in the middle ground of the screen performing the scene, while the back and foreground are animated in a sort-of moving comic book way. It is rather transfixing. You can see the background kind of breathing as the scene moves locations. The foreground has a constant smoke-y look to it (mainly thanks to Harry Price’s pipe smoking). Also, the picture flicks like it is being run past a slow-burning candle. It can take a while to get used to these different elements in the film. Yet, once done it becomes an engrossing film on a few levels.
    Anybody wanting a good scare is going to be sorely disappointed with this film. However, those coming for more than just a ghostly tale are going to be in for a treat. A very well-crafted film about one of the most iconic British ghost locations.
    Much hype about the Rectory; much rubbish written; a 1930s take on modern shock journalism that takes a crap fake story and sensationalises it,
    Can't wait to see the movie!


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    Bonnie & Clyde (1967)

    At the age of 13 I managed to get in to see this X cert film at the Gaumont in Nottingham.
    Last night I put my DVD copy on.
    The movie has stood the test of time.
    Beatty and Dunaway were amazing and the filming is evocative of 1930s depression America.
    Great movie.


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    After The Wedding

    A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata, India travels to New York to finally meet her benefactor. While there secrets come to light that affect those closest to both.
    We are so lucky to have actresses like Michelle Williams, who plays the manager of the orphanage. She is just a phenomenal talent and has been for over a decade. She makes acting looks so natural. She is the absolute best thing about After The Wedding because she is acting out of her skin to keep the whole thing together and yet it look & feels very natural. Her performance as Isobel is the driving force behind the entire film. As she meets her benefactor, played rather over the top by Julianne Moore, she discovers a dark secret is not how she left it. Initially this secret is quite the piece of guess work because the film doesn’t immediately tell the viewer why she is visibly shaken and it is up to us watching to guess what it might be. When it is revealed it is a bit of a gasp moment but it is more what happens after that should keep you viewing.
    The tragedy is that is simply doesn’t outside of Williams’ performance because the twist (for want of a better word) isn’t as powerful or shocking as it should have been. It is rather weakly put across and then the actors all have to find ways to make it more prominent in the storyline that what the writers have given them to work with. Also, the direction lacks sharpness instead it drifts through like breeze on a summer’s day. There is no impact to anything in this film. It is almost as if the filmmakers lacked the courage to go as dark and/or deep as the storyline should have taken them. Instead it rests on the idea of a push/pull relationship between the characters played by Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore. Even that lacks the energy and anger that it should have embraced.
    This is a very slight film with a storyline that is nowhere near as impactful as it should have been. The film is lacking in nearly every aspect of its product except for the brilliant performance by Michelle Williams. So while this film is nothing to write home about it could have been so much less of a film (which would have made it even worse) were it not for Williams holding everything together single-handedly.


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    Vita & Virginia

    Socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West becomes infatuated with Virginia Woolf, an author who’s books are not popular with the mainstream.
    How do you sum up a life, or even a snapshot of a life, like Virginia Woolf’s? The woman almost single-handedly changed the face of fiction with her work. Her biopic needs to make sure it encompasses that. So, why then, does Vita & Virginia become such a slog to watch?! It’s like wading through treacle most of the time. Woolf, played by Elizabeth Debicki, is a wiry shell of a woman who looks like she is haunting herself and when she speaks she speaks in tongues that even the most hardened of literary fans would struggle to understand. It’s like watching a Shakespeare play you know nothing about and then trying to understand the dialogue on the fly. It simply doesn’t work. The way Woolf is played her is so insipid and un-inspiring that you have to question how she became such a literary giant if this is how she was all the time. It is a mind-numbingly dull performance. The same cannot be said for Gemma Arterton as Vita Sackville-West. A woman who knows what she wants and nine times out of ten gets it, even if it means hurting people along the way. But there is a dark and devious side to her and that shows when she pulls & then pushes Woolf away. The problem with the performance is that is that it is so overwhelming that you simply hate the character. There is reasoning behind what Sackville-West is doing but it is never fully explained and is left to fall by the wayside in favour of more “will-they-won’t-they” sexual relationships.
    Strangely for a film set in the early 1900s, it has a deep house soundtrack that is completely out of place with the rest of the film. In one scene Sackville-West goes to a party and the music blaring out is deep, dubby trance. It is completely wrong for the film. On top of that, ocassionally Woolf see’s things that no-one else see’s, like plants growing up through her floorboards or birds trying to attack her. This wouldn’t be out of sorts in a fantasy film, but in a biopic it is completely jarring. It literally makes no sense.
    I fail to understand who anyone can make a film about two very important literary people and make it as boring and un-engaging as Vita & Virginia.


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    Brightburn

    What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth? But instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
    I love this premise. Basically, Superman gone bad. Such a great concept and one that is brought to the screen by James Gunn and his brothers with this film. Initially the film is a loving family drama about a young boy trying to get through school without being bullied. His parents try and help him but only he can stand up to the bullies. That comes in a twist when he is humiliated by a girl he likes. One day while doing athletics he falls over and she is told to pick him up but the look on her face tells a different story. Next thing is she extends a hand out to help him up and as he grabs it he crunches her hand and breaks several bones. That is the first sign that young Brandon isn’t all he seems. The storyline very quickly turns into an almost horror film as Brandon starts to see things different – not in a good way. His mum and dad begin to notice the difference in him too. This family drama gets ramped up immensely into a full-on action/horror film.
    The problem is that it hits that action/horror zone far too early and sort of plateau’s out quite quickly as well. So, after the initial shock and horror at Brandon’s change the film doesn’t really know how to keep ramping up the terror. It muddles around a bit as Brandon continues to kill people while understanding his powers and also his family try to help him not give in to the feelings. But because the storyline doesn’t have many other places to go once the red-eyed Brandon is in full kill mode it resorts to over extending scenes that aren’t necessary or are too reliant on Brandon just killing people in different ways.
    The premise of this movie and the storyline build to Brandon turning evil are both excellently executed. It is just a shame that the final third of the film struggles to keep that level of tension and horror that it was bringing so early on in proceedings. There is a really good film here. It is just a little unsure of what to do at times. Would I be averse to a sequel? Probably not as Brandon is a scary character and there are places that I’d have liked to have seen the storyline take him. I guess, ultimately, the film does what it says on the tin. I just can’t help shaking the feeling that it needed a stronger final act.


 

 

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