The Scribbler Reviews

  • Oct 09, 2018

    A rare & enjoyable film that doesn't rely on cgi to keep you gripped. The direction is attention grabbing with witty content coupled by a great cast that truly brings something unique to the screen.

    A rare & enjoyable film that doesn't rely on cgi to keep you gripped. The direction is attention grabbing with witty content coupled by a great cast that truly brings something unique to the screen.

  • Aug 20, 2017

    Find out where M-night Shamalon stole his idea for Split from. This is an entertaining movie... if you can stand a purposefully illogical story.

    Find out where M-night Shamalon stole his idea for Split from. This is an entertaining movie... if you can stand a purposefully illogical story.

  • Mar 04, 2017

    A visually impressive and engaging graphic novel film. Perhaps a little contrived in parts, but for a movie without a hollywood budget, I was quite impressed.

    A visually impressive and engaging graphic novel film. Perhaps a little contrived in parts, but for a movie without a hollywood budget, I was quite impressed.

  • Feb 08, 2017

    I think this movie brings something different to the superhero topic. Funny and with no pretension it's a good call to watch on one of those nights of popcorns under the blanket

    I think this movie brings something different to the superhero topic. Funny and with no pretension it's a good call to watch on one of those nights of popcorns under the blanket

  • Sep 14, 2016

    gr8! another lost review

    gr8! another lost review

  • Aug 03, 2016

    the best just the best just watch it

    the best just the best just watch it

  • Jesse O Super Reviewer
    Feb 15, 2016

    This movie has a legitimately good concept. Not that it's entirely unique, since it is based off a comic, but there's something about this that just feels different from the regular superhero movie that come out in this day and age. It's not that this movie is entirely realistic, but there's something a little more grounded in reality with the powers Suki/The Scribbler possesses in this movie being due to mental illnesses. And I think that that is a good approach to the whole superhero mythos. It's not that I wish more movies would take this approach, since if that becomes the norm then it's not special or different, but there's no reason we shouldn't get a movie like this every once in a while. There are some obvious limitations here, of course. It's like the elephant in the room. And that is the budget. There's this blurb here that the movie can't overcome its low-budget limitations and I couldn't disagree with that more. Yes, there are some issues with the budget, particular when it comes to the climactic fight scene or the use of special effects, where you can clearly see that they didn't have a lot of money. But, and here's the thing that's most important, the film actually focuses on the characters first. There's, really, no action or special effects, minus the scribbling effects on Suki's body, to speak of until the last act. I suppose you could go after the cinematography of the film, but I think it works given the situation these characters find themselves in. And the fact of the matter is that, for a film that can't 'overcome its low-budget limitations', that this actually has a really strong cast of character actors. It's not that I'm suggesting that the budget doesn't affect parts of the film, because that would be a lie. What I am saying is the budget only affects like, what, maybe 10% of the film, a ridiculously small amount by anyone's standards. It doesn't affect the storytelling nor does it affect the acting, which is what's really important in the long run. Not that I think the film does an amazing job at storytelling, but it does a really good job at getting you invested in the characters fairly quickly. There's some solid writing here with some surprising comedic moments. The concept of having a device that eliminates destructive multiple personalities is a really cool one and I like how they use that to drive the search for the truth as to whether or not Suki is actually another personality created in order to fool the doctors and the Scribbler is the original person behind the creation of every different personality. So I really liked how they played with that concept. I'm not suggesting that the film is perfect, there's a weirdly out of place sex scene, which actually plays into the story, but it still feels weird and not in tune with the rest of the film. There's also some rough moments when it comes to writing. But, honestly, by and large I really enjoyed this movie. I'd even go as far as to say that it's a solid movie. But this is one of those movies that's probably gonna be a little polarizing. I completely realize this and I'm not saying that my opinion is the correct one, because it's not, but I am saying that I legitimately liked this movie a lot. It's not just even the fact that the concept is cool, it's that they actually go to some interesting places with it. A concept is only cool at face value, you need more than that to make an enjoyable movie and, to me, I think this film more than delivered on that end. I wouldn't say it over-delivered, but I literally had no expectations from this. I've been seeing it on Netflix forever now, but never really gave it much of a thought. I knew that I'd eventually watch it, but it's not something that I needed to go out of my way to see. I'm not saying you need to go out of your way to see this, since it's only a solid movie at best, but I am more than glad that I finally watched it. I wish people gave a film like this a shot, we need more people taking risks with the old and tired superhero tropes. I'd recommend it if you have Netflix, but it's a hesitant recommendation. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but because it clearly isn't gonna be everyone's cup of tea. Still, good stuff here.

    This movie has a legitimately good concept. Not that it's entirely unique, since it is based off a comic, but there's something about this that just feels different from the regular superhero movie that come out in this day and age. It's not that this movie is entirely realistic, but there's something a little more grounded in reality with the powers Suki/The Scribbler possesses in this movie being due to mental illnesses. And I think that that is a good approach to the whole superhero mythos. It's not that I wish more movies would take this approach, since if that becomes the norm then it's not special or different, but there's no reason we shouldn't get a movie like this every once in a while. There are some obvious limitations here, of course. It's like the elephant in the room. And that is the budget. There's this blurb here that the movie can't overcome its low-budget limitations and I couldn't disagree with that more. Yes, there are some issues with the budget, particular when it comes to the climactic fight scene or the use of special effects, where you can clearly see that they didn't have a lot of money. But, and here's the thing that's most important, the film actually focuses on the characters first. There's, really, no action or special effects, minus the scribbling effects on Suki's body, to speak of until the last act. I suppose you could go after the cinematography of the film, but I think it works given the situation these characters find themselves in. And the fact of the matter is that, for a film that can't 'overcome its low-budget limitations', that this actually has a really strong cast of character actors. It's not that I'm suggesting that the budget doesn't affect parts of the film, because that would be a lie. What I am saying is the budget only affects like, what, maybe 10% of the film, a ridiculously small amount by anyone's standards. It doesn't affect the storytelling nor does it affect the acting, which is what's really important in the long run. Not that I think the film does an amazing job at storytelling, but it does a really good job at getting you invested in the characters fairly quickly. There's some solid writing here with some surprising comedic moments. The concept of having a device that eliminates destructive multiple personalities is a really cool one and I like how they use that to drive the search for the truth as to whether or not Suki is actually another personality created in order to fool the doctors and the Scribbler is the original person behind the creation of every different personality. So I really liked how they played with that concept. I'm not suggesting that the film is perfect, there's a weirdly out of place sex scene, which actually plays into the story, but it still feels weird and not in tune with the rest of the film. There's also some rough moments when it comes to writing. But, honestly, by and large I really enjoyed this movie. I'd even go as far as to say that it's a solid movie. But this is one of those movies that's probably gonna be a little polarizing. I completely realize this and I'm not saying that my opinion is the correct one, because it's not, but I am saying that I legitimately liked this movie a lot. It's not just even the fact that the concept is cool, it's that they actually go to some interesting places with it. A concept is only cool at face value, you need more than that to make an enjoyable movie and, to me, I think this film more than delivered on that end. I wouldn't say it over-delivered, but I literally had no expectations from this. I've been seeing it on Netflix forever now, but never really gave it much of a thought. I knew that I'd eventually watch it, but it's not something that I needed to go out of my way to see. I'm not saying you need to go out of your way to see this, since it's only a solid movie at best, but I am more than glad that I finally watched it. I wish people gave a film like this a shot, we need more people taking risks with the old and tired superhero tropes. I'd recommend it if you have Netflix, but it's a hesitant recommendation. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but because it clearly isn't gonna be everyone's cup of tea. Still, good stuff here.

  • Dec 08, 2015

    A good low-budget romp. If you want an in-depth treatment of multiple-personality-disorder this isn't for you. It's more of a cult-like fun-fest. I really enjoyed its silliness.

    A good low-budget romp. If you want an in-depth treatment of multiple-personality-disorder this isn't for you. It's more of a cult-like fun-fest. I really enjoyed its silliness.

  • Stephen S Super Reviewer
    Oct 03, 2015

    Decent. Confusing as all hell lol...there were so many times where I had no idea what the hell was going on. But hey, Katie Cassidy is pretty awesome in this, and the film is at least interesting.

    Decent. Confusing as all hell lol...there were so many times where I had no idea what the hell was going on. But hey, Katie Cassidy is pretty awesome in this, and the film is at least interesting.

  • Aug 28, 2015

    This is by no means perfect. It is confusing at times, but at least it wasn't as predictable as I feared it was going to be. Katie Cassidy is amazing in this! Unfortunately, there are a few script and pacing problems that will most likely ruin it for some people. I have not read the graphic novel that this is based on, but it certainly gave me the urge to go find it!

    This is by no means perfect. It is confusing at times, but at least it wasn't as predictable as I feared it was going to be. Katie Cassidy is amazing in this! Unfortunately, there are a few script and pacing problems that will most likely ruin it for some people. I have not read the graphic novel that this is based on, but it certainly gave me the urge to go find it!