few films open this great setting an exciting, an intriguing premise but the movie falls down and flat so fast that halfway through it most will lose interest however credit should given to the gorgeous black and white cinematography.
there is nothing quite wrong and there is nothing quite right but it is impossible to watch this movie without thinking about the movie made a decade back but even if you do so there is no denying that this film lacks the passion seen in other LEE works and seems to be more worried about shock than building up to it.
there was no way that this film could come close to the great CONJURING but it is not [as] dissapointing in any way; it is scarier and stakes are raised higher, it does as much with less elements and leaves many loose ends to tie in future movies.
in terms of the new wave of young adult book series film adaptations this film stands somewhere between the HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT, while it is not as strong science fiction as the first it does create an interesting and intriguing dystopic world, something the second series cannot; it is surprisingly well acted, O’BRIEN & POULTER shine the brightest but it is the simple yet strong production design that becomes the MVP.
sarcastic and satirical, snobbish and sophisticated this film very dark sense of humor paints a very grim picture of long term relationships; amazingly well acted and effortlessly directed, it is the shocking and surprising turns and twists that adds more and more layers to an already complex portrait of modern society’s obsession and perception of daily life heroes and villains, miracles and tragedies.