A great scary film and it's its own film.
Just reading another review and it appears that people do not understand why Dr Albrecht is trying to gain entry to Walter's house. Earlier it appears Walter is calling her looking for help. Hope that helps as some seem to be attacking the plot unjustifiably.
This film is immense. Best I've seen in 2020, stellar performances and cinematography.
Minus a half star as the final denouement seems unlikely. Could someone really live with those actions so easily? It may in fact have the opposite affect on the viewer that the film seems to espouse. Is more distrust good? Is Tomasz another urban myth or a reality?
I liked it, don't get the poor reviews here.
Some of it was pretty implausible/ silly, i.e. How did Tammy become the Gala organiser? Why cut up the necklace when they could just have walked out with the whole thing? Why were the ladies all doing so poorly commercially given their genius skills, etc.?
Apart from that it was pretty good. Had a nice story arc and a nice ending.
Joe Braven and wife are sentenced to 20 years in prison for felony possession cocaine. Law officials cited Braven's previous public run-ins with the law and said the Braven massacre was a drug deal gone wrong. With no family, their only daughter was sent to a series of fosters homes, herself pursuing a life of crime at the tender age of 15. In an ironic twist Joe Braven and wife exit prison to meet their daughter, now Canada's biggest druglord.
Did nobody else think, Joe, Joe throw away the drugs!!!
Ron Perlman was kind of cool in the original. The new hell boy is in his 60s and has daddy issues. He keeps grunting and screaming like a distressed lamb. The movie closes as the team kill loads of people working in a Siberian factory, it's a massacre but I suppose it's ok because they're Russian? Bizarre.
From my perspective, this is one of the most beautiful and funny love stories of the 21st centuries. The bits that don't quite succeed are carried off by the warmth and depth of the overall story. A less violent version of true romance?
It's moody, slow and melodramatic. A nice soliloquy on Plato's interpretation of love. Plato is of course one of the most repugnant philosophers in human history (golden man) but let's not worry about that when violins are playing. It's kind of a brief romance type story, bittersweet yet pessimistically optimistic. It almost reminds me of JG Ballard.
It's hard to rate, it seems to be a hero presented as a hero who is in fact not a hero. There is a room where people get stuck and we are led to believe die, the film ends and the morality of the ship and the room is never resolved. Why did the hero not report to the police? Was the flusher really shot? What just happened? It seems out of place in China and more suited to Japan.....
Hamstrung by following the original vision, especially as content was just as important as style in the original. Still interesting to see KD6's progress, especially toward the end as he interacts with the hologram.