Monday, December 28, 2015

Crimson Peak (2015)

Director: Guillermo del Toro. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain. 119 min. Rated R. USA/ Canada. Fantasy/Horror.

Guillermo Del Toro doesn't work for me. You can't make an elaborate haunted house movie, and make the haunted house the only thing done elaborately. The cinematography and production design are exquisite, and the movie is just beautiful to look at, but the story of two British siblings luring a naive American girl to England to benefit from her father's fortunes had so many plot holes, I lost interest in the view way before the end. And Chastain was in the wrong role for the very first time. I understand everybody's crazy about Del Toro. I just don't get him.

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