Malignant

Malignant ★★½

It's so messy and ridiculous, but I come away respecting James Wan a lot for this. I admire the sheer audacity to sit down and go "Yeah, I think this is what I'm going to do" and then absolutely full send it. There's a certain point where this goes from mediocre to laughably stupid and insane to just insane and immensely watchable, and that transitional period is why no one is daring to explain this movie. The one clear, unequivical positive is that this is very stylishly directed.

I don't believe in guilty pleasures anymore, it just feels like a way to posture and dump on something you genuinely like. That said, I think this could almost make me believe in that concept again. It's not great, and it's pretty dumb, but once you let go in the end it's kind of a blast. Just nuts, at least it's not forgettable any way you slice it

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