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"A boy in a dress is something to be laughed at. A drag queen is something to be feared."
There's nothing surprising with the narrative of acceptance and staying true to self but the musical performances were a joy to watch, it may had lagged by the third act but surely ended with a bang by the closing credits. They're not the best vocals but this light dramedy delivered these catchy songs every 15-20 minutes. "He's my boy" sang by the mother was just pure emotion.
This is probably Peele's weakest flick and I found the full trailer better than this whole film which has become more like political melodrama horror with racial injustice theme-- all Whites are bad, all cops are bad! The modern visuals are satisfying though but it's really the offcam kills that are annoying, we need more gore and creative kills! Warning, trypophobia may be triggered.
It's either you'd love this or hate this. The first half had genuinely scary sequences thanks to the effective camera work and atmospheric scoring which adds chills to terrifying scenes though feels like rehash of previous James Wan flicks. And then we go to the outlandish big reveal in the third act which had the most absurd WTF moments. It's so campy hilarious seriously I'm entertained!
Saw another polarizing high-concept thriller from Shyamalan that's executed really bad. Promising but it wasn't saved by the messy script, loopholes galore, dizzying and as confused as its cast. There's none to sympathise or root for actually. Show, not tell, underwhelming "big reveal". I'm seriously more horrified by the acting!