There are ominous posters and signs. Social services lurk unseen. There is a friendly nurse and an unfriendly priest. He sets up a berserk barricade and cowers behind the toilet armed with a hammer. The hero’s twitching annoying. Where is this ruined desolate area?
There is bad acting and a stupid crying baby. Are the feral children, demons or socially deprived? The baby is taken by them. None of this is rational or makes any sense. This does not drip with malice. This was ridiculous and terrible and not a dystopian vision of broken Britain.
“Do they look like kids to you?!?”
“For god’s sake, what are you?”
“Don’t think of them as children.”
Nancy is sad about her dead mom which is why she’s alone on a remote beach. She invites trouble and anxiety is gnawing at her. A dead whale suddenly floats along. Where did that come from? Dolphins leap. The shark attacks and she climbs onto the whale to hide. Other surfers were there but oddly didn’t notice her being attacked? There is violent disorder as she fights to survive. She has a willingness to live and oddly does not pass out from blood loss, exposure or hunger and thirst.
Nancy has to stitch her wound with jewellery. While not utterly riveting or truly terrifying, it is good. The shark has permanent disruptive behaviour. A drunken guy steals her phone and gets eaten. The shark has a grievance and a longstanding grudge and she has a permanent enemy. Nancy yells and is of no discernible personality. A seagull hangs around. Can Nancy find the emotional disconnection to escape her foe?
This was ridiculously enjoyable. It takes a psychic toll on her as does the gangrene. This was not a perfect study of human sadness. Glowing jellyfish lurk. A flare gun is fired. This was low-key good. There is no terrifying intensity and it is not fiercely affecting. But it is okay and the seagull lives. This was unmysterious with no radiant positivity and her dad (Brett Cullen) lurks.
“Ready to get wet.”
“Who is Uber?”
“That’s how you wind up on Nancy Grace.”
“I love you sister mom.”
“See you soon.”
“All she did was scream.”
I didn’t like this, it was all over negativity. Jackie has skewed social perception and she is motivated her by personal will and mentioniis and oratory and adulation. This has terrible ‘Camelot’ music and this film is unworthy of serious consideration. John Hurt is in this and Richard Burton warbles on the dreadful ‘Camelot’ soundtrack. Just no.
“A sense of America’s greatness.”
“Made him what he was.”
“I’ve read a great deal, more than people realise.”
“Let them see what they’ve done.”
“Nothing’s ever mine.”
“39 hours on Earth.”
“Doing far worse for far less.”
“Thinks strangers are following him.”
“Stupid hick town.”
“We’re looking for visual tension.”
“Get in the car and come right now.”
“Becomes Michael Myers when the sun goes down.”