Crimson Peak

Year Released: 2015
Main Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston
Review Date: May 2016
Last watched: March 2016
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD

It’s often difficult to avoid discussing a film without looking at the style of the director. Guillermo del Toro has a certain style and it’s obvious in Crimson Peak. The detailed world, wide-viewed all-encompassing camera work and soft, delicate hints of lurking horror in the velvet shadows. The idea of the plot is good but the mystery is a little dull. Perhaps the characters are a little thin or it’s the script that falls short of being scary enough but the final feeling I took away was “is that it?”

I wanted to be in that world and to feel worried for Mia but very quickly realised this is about the visuals and not the ride. It’s not great as a horror and not good enough as drama. Perhaps Tom wasn’t up to the job as he isn’t scary, no offence to Tom. His was not a brutal enough person to flesh it all out.

Could have been better but looks wonderful.

DVD Extras: A couple of deleted scenes and set builds. Nothing special.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Keep DVD?
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog the creepy.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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