Movie Review: IT FOLLOWS – terrific horror concept, but the execution doesn’t do it justice

It Follows

I decided to finally watch It Follows after reading someone’s “best of” list of recent horror movies. It wasn’t someone I knew, just a clickbait title. It was pretty high on the list too – maybe the top slot – and it made me recall similarly high praise elsewhere when it was released, so I took the plunge. My immediate reaction was similar to the befuddlement I experienced after watching Mad Max: Fury Road: a good movie, but nothing remotely deserving of the insane hype surrounding it. [weird factoid: although I had no reason to think so, I went into the movie believing it to be a British independent movie, so the opening was a bit jarring].

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Movie Review: MAGGIE – a different kind of zombie, and Ahnuld, movie, but mostly underwhelming

Maggie

Maggie, the most unusual Arnold Schwarzenegger movie since, well, ever, is something I’d strongly anticipated for the better part of a year, since first hearing about it. It’s kind of like Cop Land, that “serious” movie that Sylvester Stallone made back in 1997 – a decent try that never really did much to break him away from the action genre. Now, I don’t think that Schwarzenegger took this movie to try to carve out a new stage of his career (considering he then made Terminator: Genisys), but the end result is pretty much the same – Maggie isn’t going to give him any new credibility. Continue reading “Movie Review: MAGGIE – a different kind of zombie, and Ahnuld, movie, but mostly underwhelming”