Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Thelma (2017)

Director: Joachim Trier. Cast: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen. 116 min. Not Rated. Norway/France/Denmark/Sweden. Horror.

Advertised as one of the obscure gems of 2017, a teenage girl with strict religious upbringing discovers she may have supernatural powers, that manifest when she's having seizures. The story is creepily well-paced, but suffers from: 1. The girl’s telekinetic abilities, sexual awakening, religious suppression, death of a loved one, ... all too heavily borrow from Carrie, and 2. Investigators in the story use strobe lights to experimentally induce a seizure in the girl with such frequency and length that if you’re not epileptic, you will be by the end of the movie. And we thought Incredibles 2 was bad.

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