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Thread: A Cure For Wellness (Gore Verbinski)

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    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
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    A Cure For Wellness (Gore Verbinski)

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    And what the hell, some more posters:

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    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) **** / 9.1
    Murder On The Orient Express (Branagh, 2017) *** / 8.3
    Mission: Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) *** / 8.8
    Blindspotting (Estrada, 2018) *** / 8.4
    Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018) *** / 8.6
    Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018) *** / 8.5
    Sorry To Bother You (Riley, 2018) **** / 9.2
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Bayona, 2018) ** / 5.9
    2001: A Space Odyssey [in 70mm] (Kubrick, 1968) **** / 10

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    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
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    It's a mixed bag, but a pretty consistently fascinating one, and one that's always gorgeous to be in the middle of. Genuinely one of, if not the best looking digitally shot films I've seen to date. It's a bit too long (2 hours, 26 minutes) but more because it feels like it has a few too many threads early that are only there to feel like misdirects that could've been cut, not because it's not well-paced, and it's so intelligently crafted, which makes it all the more confusing when its dialogue and plotting leans on the dumb and cliche side here and there.

    There's a lot of great stuff in it, and a lot of confusingly weak, by-the-numbers stuff in it. It also feels like this is a project devised by Gore Verbinski realizing he'd never get to make his Bioshock movie while he sat at home binge-watching Bryan Fuller's Hannibal series and an array of '70s and '80s horror, since it's a weird blend of those and about twenty other things. The comparisons to Shutter Island are likely going to be frequent, since DeHaan always has that slight resemblance to a young Leo, and it's a movie with a character having to sneak around a facility yelling that he's not there for the reasons they want him to be.

    But since we're seeing the Verbinski whose last three films are At World's End, Rango, and The Lone Ranger, anyone who's seen all of those will not be surprised at just how much he swings for the fences of absurdity and visual inventiveness. It's just a shame that his storytelling (like in the latter two) don't take the same subversive risks.

    It's well worth watching even if it doesn't feel like it quite hits its full potential. It's spellbinding when it works and genuinely disheartening when it doesn't.
    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) **** / 9.1
    Murder On The Orient Express (Branagh, 2017) *** / 8.3
    Mission: Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) *** / 8.8
    Blindspotting (Estrada, 2018) *** / 8.4
    Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018) *** / 8.6
    Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018) *** / 8.5
    Sorry To Bother You (Riley, 2018) **** / 9.2
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Bayona, 2018) ** / 5.9
    2001: A Space Odyssey [in 70mm] (Kubrick, 1968) **** / 10

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    Taking a stab because I think the trailer spoiled something...
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    Yes or no?

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    I'll say this, I think the first trailer they released is perfect, but I now realize it does show a lot.

    But at the same time, providing unexpected storytelling twists and turns are not where this movie thrives. It's much more in its haunting production design, creeping dread, and the atmosphere it implements through those to allow the story to go wherever it wants within that space.

    You can see almost everything coming in some sense (I did) but still be happy it went those places and enjoy it (I also did).
    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) **** / 9.1
    Murder On The Orient Express (Branagh, 2017) *** / 8.3
    Mission: Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) *** / 8.8
    Blindspotting (Estrada, 2018) *** / 8.4
    Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018) *** / 8.6
    Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018) *** / 8.5
    Sorry To Bother You (Riley, 2018) **** / 9.2
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Bayona, 2018) ** / 5.9
    2001: A Space Odyssey [in 70mm] (Kubrick, 1968) **** / 10

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    I can only assume this was a february release because the studio wasn't sure what to do with it. There's a lot of effort and strong crafting, more than just a horror movie. It's moreso a mystery with some icky elements.

    Some things go unanswered [
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    I give it a reluctant Nay because I love the visual orgasms, the faint shades of Lovecraft and the fact that it's an original screenplay in a big budget Horror movie, something that's becoming very unusual. But for every good moment there were also lame plot twists and weak spots. It's also way too long for what it has to offer in terms of substance.

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    I gave this a 6.5/10 so I guess that is a weak yey? I wanted to like this film...anyways review can be found here: https://madman731.wordpress.com/2018...ore-verbinski/
    Last edited by MadMan; 08-21-2018 at 07:26 AM.

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