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I’ve seen bits and pieces of Casper growing up, but this was my first full watch through and I’ve gotta say, I was utterly charmed by it. Some of its goofier slapstick moments are a tad overbearing at times, but its softer, more sentimental moments are quite touching. The ending was the perfect dosage of sappiness that I needed in the midst of a bunch of creepier October viewings. Great cast, great score, great sets. A very solid family film for this time of year.
Considering how much I enjoyed Christopher Landon’s original Happy Death Day as well as his 2019 film Freaky, I was definitely disappointed with Happy Death Day 2U. I do like how the story wasn’t a complete rehash of the original, using the Groundhog Day repetition to serve a different purpose, but I do wish there was a bit more horror and suspense peppered in there. The horror elements are certainly the film’s weakest, with a…
I’m upset because I really wanted to love this. There are two interesting plot concepts at its core: Akeem searching for his newly discovered son who doesn’t want to walk in the same footsteps as the king; and then the plot of Akeem’s daughter wishing for the gender norms to be broken for a Princess to take the throne rather than a prince. The latter inspired some really interesting conversations and thematic elements, but that plot-line is sadly sidelined by…
Just as good as Raimi’s bloody, ballsy first Evil Dead film. What a joy this was to watch, quick and to the point and filled with so many imaginative kills and moments of terror. The part where Bruce Campbell fights his right hand is some of the most hilariously entertaining horror I’ve seen in a long time, with Campbell showing even more impressive acting chops than before. Raimi’s the man.