Oh, for fuck's sake...
I really should have known better. I really should have. But, noooooo. The promise of James McAvoy and Betty Buckley lured me into Shamalamadingdong's creeper van with the promise of great acting and a decent storyline.
Great acting I got. The storyline? Not so much.
|Childhood Abuse Powers! ACTIVATE!|
|Verrrry innnderesding. But schtupid!|
None of this is really helpful. It's too new so I won't give it away.
I tried, kids. I tried. This looked so good and it almost was. The tension needed to be amped up and the ending... just blah. Like a stale waffle with no syrup. The acting was fantastic. Everyone did an amazing job with their roles. Everything else was just too understated. The action needed to be more action-y, the scares needed to be more scary, the drama needed to be more drama-like. It was just a flat line of beige all the way through.
I mean, give this a watch if you want but I just did not care for it. Frankly, Shablamgela's career should have been over after Avatar.