Malignant

Malignant ★★★½

2021 Ranking

James Wan has always been one of my heroes, even if I don't love some of his films the success of an Asian director within Hollywood, especially one who's gotten so much clout and creative freedom over the years, is great (also enjoy him casting Asian actors in crucial roles like Ken Leung in the first SAW, and George Young here).

Anyway, that digression aside, this is a lot of insane fun in the final stretch and continually intriguing throughout, always left me guessing what directions it was going to go in. It's a passion project in the best possible way, and I could see myself liking it even more with time. It gets pretty cheesy and schlocky at its most bonkers, and I really dug that. Go in spoiler-free if you can.

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