This weird sterile tone is something that I’ve picked up on across many established directors’ later work that often results in audiences thinking they’ve lost their touch (Sion Sono’s Prisoners of the Ghostland was a particularly tragic and memorable instance of this for me)… But for Cronenberg, the weird sterile tone is and has always been his touch??Crimes of the Future is simultaneously a solid return to his old form and usual body horror themes for anyone who has been yearning for him to do that, yet also completely in line with the tone and themes of his later works.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Shakespeare is a woman. Colin and Rupert finally kiss. David Tennant plays a misogynist Julius Caesar lookalike. I know this sequel might appear at first glance to be completely unnecessary but it is not. These movies are messy, but they are still fun. Love is a many splendoured thing and the bard is a bird.