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I May Destroy You
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This movie was a delight to watch, Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins were incredible as the eponymous Popes. It is witty and heartfelt, I highly recommend it!
I wish they had done a better job of making this. There are some things about it that I like (surprisingly Robert Pattinson is one of them), but they really didn't do the book justice.
I suppose they wanted to leave out the satanic aspect & maybe leave the motivations of the Dr up to interpretation, but it just ended up a befuddled mess with no real tension, or direction. On top of that, the editing is a complete shambles! It looks good, the performances are fine but it feels like a high school drama production, rushed & clunkily hitting all the main points with nothing to coherently string them together.
I'm giving it the extra half star for sheer nostalgia! This is peak 90's cheesy, campy horror, I used to watch my Gran's vhs copy whenever I stayed over as a kid. The plot is rather simple & the acting lacking at certain moments, but it's still better than 90% of the crap that hits cinemas these days.
The effects didn't age well, and are even a bit gross at times, but if you can see past that you will enjoy it's mix of fantasy & horror. It's got heart, I'll give it that!
A great movie, takes you back to the days of Goodfellas & Casino etc. I admit I did find the de-aging kind of off-putting though, it was like their heads weren't the right fit for their bodies, but other than that I really can't fault it. It was wonderful to see Joe Pesci back on screen!