Great watch, will likely watch again, and do recommend.
It's usually a good sign when the worst part of a time travel movie is the time travel.
I could probably make an hour long video on the time travel in this movie, especially compared to "Looper", but I'll forego that enough to say that it's well leveraged for the purposes of the movie.
The "White Spikes" are amazingly well put together, though I think projectile spikes are an odd biological evolution.
The story is far from perfect, but the cast, the acting, the situation, and especially the action are all executed wonderfully with a high production value to back it up.
Really good watch, would watch again, and can recommend.
If you are in a position to do so, then you could actually watch this movie before the "Fear Street Part One 1994".
I think a large part of this is that Sadie Sink is an amazing actress and while she doesn't carry the movie, she outshines everyone else with whom she shares a screen.
This isn't even an origin story, but sort of meets all the pacing of one in a pretty excellent fashion. Introducing Ziggy and the curse of the Sarah Fear all in one horrific go.
They do go a weirdly tasteful route where they previous showed high schoolers being killed, but do not show younger children being killed. I honestly didn't expect it given the amount of blood and wounds are shown, but not really gore come to think of it, at least not in this one.
Even as a stand alone movie, if you're into camp movies and like slashers, this is well worth the watch.
Decent watch at best, probably won't watch again, and can't recommend.
It starts as a bad "I wish we were still in college" movie, and barely leaves it as aspects of an alien invasion movie begins.
While they actually have an interesting concept to work with, an alien that feeds off of electricity, it looks like some alien costume they borrowed from a friend of a friend's cousin's uncle, but his dog just uses it as a hump toy. Then they put some poor guy inside it and too no time to make it a believable performance.
It's honestly pretty forgettable, which is disappointing because I actually recognized some of the actors as funny.
Give this a skip unless you are just really running low on things to watch.
Good watch, probably won't watch again, and can recommend.
This actually reminds me a lot of "Bounty Hunter", but with distinct elements of "Guest House" and "The Hustle".
It's honestly disturbing to me to see the anatomy of a sociopath laid out in a movie like this, but it does thoroughly example both what it is like to have your identity stolen and the kind of monsters that do that sort of thing.
Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are both top notch comedic actors, but some of the scenes were a little hammy, even for them.
A lot of the movie sort of feels like a VERY long SNL sketch where people are going, "Wouldn't this be funny?" and someone always went, "Yeah, put that in, why not?".
It's not that it's not good, but it could have been great.
Pretty good watch, could watch again, and can recommend.
I feel like I had a lot of problems with this movie. The concept is good, but not very cinematic, so it feels like they tried to add action to "Ad Astra". With Mark Wahlberg as the main protagonist, a lot of the movie, as I could think was "Somwon stohl mah teddy bwear" so that ruined the vibe a little.
A large part of it is that the story takes place over centuries if not millenia, so clearly that's not part of the movie, so we miss out on caring about who these immortals are as characters. You're sort of just told to care about them.
For at least part of the movie I identified with the villains more because their plan is actually laid out with some level of clarity and a surprising amount of reason: kill everyone and there is nowhere to resurrect.
Sort of a fun interpretation of "When your enemy goes to ground, leave no ground to go to.".
Ultimately this is a high end cast, with plenty of money behind the production, so it looks good, and has an interesting concept, but just sort of falls flat on the execution. I just never really cared about the characters.