It is a little bit corny, a little bit funny, wholly depressing, but that's kind of the edge it has. The whole family seems real. You understand what makes them who they are and the kind of lifestyle that they represent. You understand their goals and hope to give. The snowman effects are decent, and I don't understand what makes it creepy. They spent some time developing all you could with it, and an admirable setting. Mainly it works. But just enough. It's not anything like either Home Alone, Elf, or Christmas Story, but it's satisfying enough. I'd say watch it, but keep an open mind.
What can I say. It's mindbogglingly awful. The characters are bland. The CGI looks bad. The story isn't even half-baked. The editing is downright scattered. The bad guy is laughable. I saw this at the theater with a friend and we were both shocked at it. It's been almost twenty years and I caught it to give it one more shot and it's still awful. This one should've went to the dumpster fire and shouldn't have left. Quite awful.
Good mystery set in an abbey where everyone is not quite as they seem. Sean Connery and Christian Slater are a good match. Quite intriguing, little bit sad at times, but mostly it delivers. A good watch, and probably one that you should definitely watch, if you can find it. Good film.
It was spot on with the actual setting and well done photography and the two characters play off one another quite well. It was interesting story but sometimes laughable when it's not meant to be. The director is supposed to be iconic with the Witch and now the Lighthouse but he seems like an overly 'artistic' director. None of it is frightening as neither the Witch was as well. If they put him into doing his own low budget films he would be great. But horror doesn't seem to be his thing. I can say he can relinquish a good story and handle it well. I think he would be good with a mystery story. He kind of has an Alfred Hitchcock vibe to him. I do like his work, and I think we haven't seen the best of him. Robert Pattinson and William Dafoe were likable. But it was an okay film. Not the best, but certainly not the worst.
This movie was a surefire win for Quentin. I don't know what it is about it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not dark or edgy like some earlier films. But it's not slow or long winded as others. This sort of skates right on the line of it being comedic. Every joke I felt landed, The keen sense of what Hollywood is like right when they become a new decade was surefire. Even the intense scenes you felt on edge but it didn't overload it. The cast were good in their roles. I thoroughly give it props.