I’m kind of laughing right now because I’m trying my best to love this film but it isn’t happening. I’ll make fun of it but first let me say that Christopher Lloyd was excellent as a villain! He plays kind of an ambiguous creature who harvests other people’s organs and adopts this even deeper voice than usual that fits perfectly with the films atmosphere.
Real quick, because I do wan’t to spend a fair amount of time talking about the little edgelord teenager of a protagonist but besides that little shit, the movie is great. It’s well shot, well paced with a simple engaging story and has some solid special effects to boot.
At the center of this promising galaxy though we have, quite literally, one of the worst depictions of a “sociopath” I’ve ever seen in modern cinema. Saturday night live could have done a skit about a stereotypical angsty teenager and it would have fit interchangeably with this kids role. I’d be okay if the director straight up Kanye-style immediately remade his own project with a different lead because it really does ruin the movie. I’ve really got nothing against the kid personally, shit writing and a shit director let that skidmark happen on their movie.
I can’t recommend this to anyone, it’s a poor investment of your time.