Though its epic grandeur is somewhat diminished on television, Godzilla vs. Kong is still pretty damned entertaining and looks great on Blu-ray, allowing one to really appreciate the painstaking effort put into monsters’ expressions and the creative production design – especially the neon splendor of Hong Kong and its subsequent destruction. Like the best heavy metal music, this is the kind of film that’s meant to be played loud and the impressive Dolby Atmos track serves it well.
This film was built once again my marketing, Adam Wingard had finished a film entitled The Woods but when they screened it for the first time the title was revealed as Blair Witch and social media went crazy. It was good marketing and on that level the film carried a buzz. Now Adam Wingard is a horror and genre favorite he made the very good The Guest, the flawed but decent You’re Next but he’s also made Death Note, that was not good and with Blair Witch he has now made two films back to back that were not his original story and I think that matters and it’s something it to think about when you watch Blair Witch. He’s taken over someone else’s franchise if you will.
Here’s one of those horror films that got over hyped before it came out, people were talking about how kick ass and great this horror film was in most cases the hype is better than the film.
The set up and what this note book The Death Note can do is a really cool premise, the death God voiced by Willem Dafoe is odd and a little scary and of course with Dafoe’s voice he’s creepy as hell.
The big thing this film has going for it is Dan Stevens, he is great in this film and it’s a really hard part, what he has to play and what he has to do makes or breaks this film, he is the straw that stirs the drink. He’s charming, he;s funny he’s badass and the one thing he does in this film is he does bad things, stuff that a bad guy would do but he does it in such a way that you almost feel for him. What I like that he does he never goes over the top, this character has a lot going on, he’s military and clearly he did things that changed him but he comes off as a guy just trying to do what he thinks is right. He’s a solider with a mission.