Monday, July 10, 2017

Multitask Mondays: The Void

Distraction: ☼☼
Entertainment: ☼☼☼

I watched this while messing around on the internet and playing a bit of Fate/Grand Order. I've heard from friends that this was probably going to be the best modern Lovecraft-inspired movie we were probably going to get since At the Mountains of Madness by del Toro will likely never get a greenlight. It was on Netflix so I gave it a shot.

I will admit I didn't expect much because horror movies nowadays tend to lean towards torture porn rather than psych thriller; most producers not understanding the lost art of the hidden monster and most audiences not understanding the lingering uneasiness of an ending that doesn't clean things up and handhold you to a concrete conclusion.

Just like The Witch, the ending wasn't abrupt like some movies where it just seems like they didn't know how to end it so just cut it early. It does leave you with questions but I think that's cool. You have something to think and talk about afterwards. It is a bit open-ended which is great.

I also appreciate The Thing feel with using mainly prosthetics and makeup rather than CG. The acting was, I feel, fairly well-done.

About halfway through I stopped doing my other stuff to focus on the movie and I feel it was fairly satisfying. Even while doing other things I was able to follow the movie without many gaps in backstory since most characters had a scene to depict what happened to them previously or they had to explain.

Another movie it reminds me of is Event Horizon which is one of my favorite horror movies. I would recommend watching this if you are multi-tasking or not.

Thanks for reading!


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