A really great movie. Viggo and Mahershala are two amazing actors who work well together. You see two souls, both troubled and with their own faults, come together and find a friendship that lasted a lifetime.
I will agree with some reviewers in that it is told from where Viggo's character (Tony Lip) does get a little redemption. He goes from a racist to a semi-decent human being. But you also see a character change in Dr. Shirley at the end (no spoiler for that).
Overall, I really enjoyed the film. And their dynamic and reversal of racial roles in the Deep South was a welcomed sight. This film will get Oscar buzz, but likely for Best Actor and Supporting Actor. It might for Best Picture, but I'm not sure at the moment.
I was very excited about this film. After watching it, I was slightly disappointed.
I think the final girl sequence was average to below average at worst. it was not bad in terms of when the danger comes, no cheap jump scare, but you knew where it was coming, just not when. it was predictable.
Also, I have major qualms with the whole "survivor bunker" aspect to the final girl sequence. The thing I love about the final girl scene is that it is an average girl, put into extraordinary situation, and through her wit and ability to adapt, she becomes a survivor. this movie obviously wanted to tell the story of what happens to a person after such a traumatic event happens in their life. but her making a bunker, and (spoiler) essentially waiting for Michael to arrive at her house with booby traps and stuff really took away from that average girl overcoming the odds and surviving the mass killing.
The kills were creative, I like that there is no rhyme or reason to why Michael myers kills (family, a satanic cult, etc.), he's just pure evil. too many Halloween easter eggs.
overall, it was solid, but not spectacular. I was not blown away, nor did I felt scared or saw something different. I wouldn't say it was a waste of money, I just maybe need to lower my expectations in horror films.
It is slow, and there isn't a lot of action but that wasn't the point of the movie. This was to understand the two DC snipers and why they did what they did. Moved slow, but I believe that was an artistic decision. Good movie on NetFlix