1/2 of the podcast Secondhand Film Critics
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A truly harrowing film. Gone are the campy, subtextual elements of the previous films, replaced by a frighteningly raw portrayal of male violence and aggression. In some ways, it's a perfect ending to the trilogy, as it attempts to explore more of why these issues exist, instead of just showing them.
To do this, the film employs a brilliant subversion of expectations, in which the villain of the story isn't the crazy old man who escaped from a hospital; it's…
So there's this trend that's been going around TikTok recently where people say "I'm not the main character I'm the-" and fill in the blank with what they think they are. This could be anything from a wacky teacher to a funny best friend; basically a supporting role in a film.
However, the reason that I love this movie is because it completely flips that idea on its head. When looking at the story cinematically, every character BUT Frances would…