Friday, October 16, 2015
Movie Review: Crimson Peak
I got to the late showing of Crimson Peak and it was pretty bad. I should've stayed home. At best, it's rental and if you miss it altogether, you aren't missing much. The worst movie I've ever seen by Guillermo Del Toro.
The first act takes too long to get going and basically shows most of the horror promised in the commercial. I did like the black ghost mother that showed up at the beginning, the best part of the film.
The chemistry between Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska was non-existent and when you might say this is intentional, none of the acting was very good for that matter. Jessica Chastain had the most interesting character but her motivations were ill-explained and it all sort of fell apart at the end. Charlie Hunnam was a handsome face but really served no purpose, as did the ghosts.
Instead of going for the gothic romance, they should've done as advertised and went for horror. The movie is only entertaining when Del Toro shows his skill with the effects and the ghostly specters creep out of the floor or the doorway.
The writing was terrible, the screenplay hardly makes sense. The explanation was forced and characters talk too much at the end because no understands what is going on. Overall a bad movie, even by horror movie standards.