The weird dude reunites with a bartender (Dennings). She and this movie try too hard to be weird. Orange dude’s father (Wise) is vile. A body is found on their property. Ghosts show up. A vile doctor (Combs) swears and the orange guy sees dead people. There are sex jokes, Denning has had her lips done, Waters has a hilarious cameo and Combs’ character is called Dr Carpenter.
This descends into sap and lies. The body in the lawn is obviously plastic. There are naff VFX and a bizarre happy ending. This was okay if not great as it tries for a grander phantasmagorical quality.
“More European approach to fashion.”
“Criticism of everything I’ve ever done in my life.”
“You dress like a drug dealer.”
“Forbidden me to enter the property.”
“Drinking makes me do things.”
“Started a cult or something.”
“I hate you so much.”
“Get my fanny pack.”
“The wagon from the nut house is coming to take you away!”
A man returns from Area X, the only person ever to do so. So his wife and four other women head into Area X to explore and find answers. What happened to previous expeditions? The expedition encounters weird plants and growths and an alligator. Weird surgery is seen.
There is shrieking and an empty swimming pool with mutated people in it. A bear monster eats someone. There are weird visuals and weirdness and bones and crystals and the lighthouse is reached. There is a bizarre southern accent and a bizarre ending. What happened to the heroine and her husband? Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson star in this weird okay film.
“Out in the garden, pining.”
“The only survivor was barely surviving.”
“His insides were moving!”
“She was never coming back.”
“One by one all gone, except you.”
“Or if it wants.”
Things go awry and there is a major injury under-reaction and death. The teens cover up their crimes. A hot girl is pined over. Bold effortful things are not done as the teens do transparent and unconvincing things to evade responsibility. There is crazed overacting and panicked uncertainty and no legal considerations. There are hallucinations, awkwardness and suspicion. Where is everybody in this town as teens commit violence? What was with the deer? This was okay implausibility.
“Immortal like Highlander.”
“What are you a clamper?”
“The Silver Surfer is the loneliest dude in the galaxy.”
“The Punisher is pretty haunted.”
“I need my friend back.”
“If anyone asks. We’re not friends.”