This is easily at least the second best Ghostbusters movie. Reitman was the right person to carry on this legacy; the film avoids a lot of the narrative pitfalls of this sort of sequel revival. It delivers a solid story that has logically connected pieces and explores stuff like legacy and inheritance along the way. The acting is good, McKenna Grace is a standout. My only complaints would be some pacing issues; it could use another edit to trim some fat. The prologue especially is completely unnecessary and serves no purpose, being made redundant throughout the movie’s runtime. I would have cut it entirely.
Welcome to Raccoon City is a bizarre adaptation, that manages to capture the spirit of the games very well while adapting some things 1:1 and other things so very very loosely. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but fans beware if you love the characters more than anything, because most see fairly decent changes and some see gigantic changes.
I would rate this higher except my 3star means I would recommend it to anyone, and I really can’t imagine non-RE fans enjoying this.
I have a lot of thoughts about Bly Manor.
And this certainly won’t be for everyone. Maybe even some fans of Hill House won’t be happy, because this series is more of a slow burn. Whereas Hill House has more immediate payoffs and a more urgent pace, Bly Manor is slower but just as methodical. It’s setup much more like a classical Victorian ghost story, and puts a lot of faith in its story, characters, and performances to keep the…
This movie was so ridiculously overbloated, dull, predictable, redundant and utterly devoid of any engaging aspect whatsoever.
If the concept is to make us feel the horror of realizing your spouse is an evil murderer you don’t really know, then we need actual setup. We need scenes of the couple happy and in love. We need to feel the joy if we’re meant to feel anything at the betrayal.
This is a soulless film, which is a shame because I…