The Bye Bye Man (2017)
This clunky ‘horror’ wasn’t even serviceable. It was pointless waste of time that has no value. A mean useless fella and his two friends move into a creepy old house and are driven to madness and death by a supernatural force. There is train imagery that makes no sense and that is never explained. This was populated by BAD actors, obvious CGI and about 3 effective jump scares. Don’t bother with this incessantly dumb and ill-judged mess. It deserves a derisory snort.
This bomb was about the events of 79AD. Kit Harrington is a gladiator who romances Jared Harris’ daughter. Carrie-Anne Moss is her mommy. Kiefer Sutherland is the baddie. Everyone ignores the erupting volcano to have dull drama. This was silly. Sutherland is not a threatening presence. Harrington has no desolating grief and demands an exclusivity of suffering. Sutherland triggers ugly emotions and is an astonishingly negative tool. One feels a diminution of interest as this goes on. There is no moral deterrence here. The volcano finally erupts, cue bad CGI and death. Nobody cares.
“Dalliances in the countryside.”
“A spirited refusal.”
“Content yourself with that.”
Jaws 2 (1978)
The Ring (2002)
Spies Like Us (1985)
This is a consistently terrible Chevy Chase movie. One detests Chase on sight which is a fairly reasonable reaction. This has no understated intensity or calculated calm.