Definitely wasn’t as bad as I thought it was gonna be. Overall though, forgettable and lacking the charm and wit of the 90’s adaptations. The voice acting was pretty good, although I wasn’t a big fan of Nick Kroll’s Fester or Finn Wolfhard’s Pugsley (he was the most jarring to me). Also the plot was paper thin but I’m not gonna judge it too hard since it’s mostly a kids movie. I’m gonna agree with everyone that says we were robbed of a live action Gomez played by Oscar Issac, but who knows, it could happen.
I never read the novel and have only seen the Brian de Palma version once, but goddamn was that so much better. This started off decent but quickly devolved into the generic modern horror that I can’t really stand. I think everyone did their best with what was given to them, though maybe it wasn’t much in the first place. Not gonna lie I myself zoned out about halfway into it and kinda stopped giving a shit lol
This took a long time for anything to really happen and when it finally did it wasn’t even that great. In my mind I was hoping for something that would be even laughably bad but it didn’t even deliver that! Rainn Wilson had some great moments but even his performance felt like it being held back. Also PG-13? Come on, this should have just leaned into the campiness and go full blown big budget monster B-movie. Anyway glad I got this over with but probably won’t revisit ever.
Incredible! I know I’m handing out 5 star ratings like hotcakes but this one absolutely warranted it. Nothing but praise for the sound design and atmosphere of this film, legitimately made me feel so unsettled. I’m not the biggest fan of horror but when it’s mixed in with a good murder/mystery/crime plot, you can absolutely count me in. Kept thinking of the influence this must have had on The Batman/Dark Knight/David Fincher films but this was just so captivating from start to finish without a flaw in my book.