The saga of Willard and Ben finally gets the treatment it deserves with Willard. It’s darkly whimsical, fluid, and engaging. Not to mention, a legendary performance by Crispin Glover.
It also just looks fantastic. The production is super tight and the memorably impressive visuals, inspired by the original, are elevated tenfold.
I loved it, fantastic film and I’m just in disbelief with Crispin Glover. He fucking killed this role.
One of the most brutal death scenes in any film, period.
One thing I wasn’t particularly fond of though was the pacing, when nothing is happening it tends to be pretty fucking boring. I don’t think anyone ever mentions that but I was really struggling to stay engaged at certain points.
It’s a good movie but a bit overrated in the community.
This movie is seriously so fucking funny and clever. It’s so out of bounds but nothing like some of the “I’m so random” films that have been made recently.
The creature design, as well as the practical effects both rock and the complete ambivalence of the cast to the absurdity was the best part. It’s dynamic, violent and original; a total throwback monument to the 80’s.
However, 1/5 of every fucking frame was blurry. I literally took of my glasses 6 times to make sure. What the fuck is this shit? How can you ruin a movie like this?
Please fix it.
This film really taps into my weakness for visually immersive, surrealism horror. It’s psychedelic and dreamlike; the fluidity of the pacing alone is worth merit.
That said, the film was grating to endure and not because of difficult subject matter but more so, it’s just overflowing with so much pretentious and seemingly random bullshit. You find yourself scrambling to piece together metaphors or some kind of tangible timeline. It’s seriously pretty unenjoyable after the first hour or so.
I did not enjoy it.
Painfully slow and unkempt, no one gives a shit about their own well being. The picture is overly saturated and most of all, I just don’t give a fuck. I HATE zombie movies right now. Like, I’m over fucking zombies. I’m pretty sure The Walking Dead, while it’s airing, should be an open message to how unoriginal anything zombie related is.
Those are my thoughts on this thing but if you choose to watch it, you should know it’s very well produced. The characters are real and intricate. The situations aren’t all that contrived and the entire scenario is a capable representation of a modern zombie apocalypse.
I still don’t give a fuck.
I’m sort of sobered watching Veronica because the premise, truthfully like all Paco Plaza films, isn’t interesting. It really isn’t dude. What is interesting, is how he tackles a tried and true process with his own unique style and somehow manages to deliver another memorable Spanish horror film.
Veronica is drenched in style and technical expertise. The creative aspects are commendable but the wow factor lies in the mechanics.
That’s it man. Paco gives a common stencil of a film life with this. It’s just unfortunate that he didn’t draw outside the lines a bit more.
Annihilation is a truly thought provoking film that seems to bridge multiple genres. I found it best to go in with zero knowledge and no expectations.
In terms of boldness and boundary stretching sci-fi, this film reminded me a lot of Tarkovsky’s Stalker. It’s challenging and tedious at times but that’s all part of building this whole new world. One of the most fantastic elements of the film is that as a viewer, you’re actually unfolding the mystery along with the characters.
It’s one of the best sci-fi films I’ve seen in a long time. The movie is incredibly balanced, mind-bending and original. I just can’t see someone not enjoying this.