Not bad for a B grade horror movie from the mid 70s. Some odd special effects. One odd scene where the three guys having a conversation seemed to teleport during the course of the conversation due to an odd editing decision. But enjoyable regardless.
Brilliant concept. Minimalist set, which makes you concentrate on the characterizations and the plot. Quite a math involved idea. I also really enjoyed how every character played an important role to solving the cube.
The movie was a bit muddled. situations in his life seemed kind of jerky and didn't seem to flow. Tom Hiddleston did a lovely job both with his accent and with his singing. So did Elizabeth Olsen with her singing. By far the best part of the movie.
I liked Cloverfield WAY better, though this was solid and creepy. John Goodman does an amazing job. The first 3/4 of the movie does a great job at being ambiguous and creepy. The last 1/4....pffff...was rather disappointing.
If you're expecting traditional horror, this may not be the movie for you. This is a historical drama, that keeps you guessing until the end. Is Tomasin a witch? Or does the isolation and religious fervor play a psychological toll on the entire family?
I am a fan of the non-fiction book upon which this movie is based. I can understand that for a fiction movie script some things had to be accentuated, such as the rivalry between the captain and first mate. I also understand that since the story of the whale ship Essex was the inspiration for Moby Dick, the ties between that event and the novel by Herman Melville also needed to be accentuated. However, I thought the original true story needed no embellishment. I felt that there was no need to have the whale stalking the crew of the Essex. Otherwise, it was a solid and enjoyable movie.
Wonderful story about a pair of identical twins, who were separated at birth, raised in different countries, and who found each other via a You Tube video. Beautiful watching them meet, connect and become family.