BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I am keeping up with new films, normally I don't see a 'new' film until at least a few months or so after it came out, but no, 1922 only came out a week or so ago and I have watched it. Woohoo for Megan! 'A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.'
I watched 1922, a few days ago, it's Sunday now, and I think I watched it Friday, and I am still not sure how I feel about it. I say that only because I liked the story and the idea of it, but it was very slow and liked to build you up. I feel like I have mentioned a film being slow so often recently that it seems like I hate them - I don't, I like characters to be built up, I like to get to know them, and the story, but sometimes I just feel they go on for too long. 1922 bounced in and out of being slow and being exciting...
It starts off showing the family, which is all fine and good, well, it's not, this family is messed up, the mum wants to sell the land, the dad wants to keep it and they want a divorce, the stuff that would end up on Jeremy Kyle nowadays. Wilfred, the dad, thinks there is only one way out of this, to murder her, which personally, I think is a little bit too much effort and I am pretty sure is the most difficult way out, but hey, he goes with it. He even talks the son into it too, they both think it is a fairly good idea...IT IS NOT. And, it does hit the fan, s-h-i-t hits the fan.
1922 seems to speed up a bit once she dies, well, it at least gets creepier, and that makes it a bit more interesting. I had heard that this film was damn creepy and got right under your skin, but I was not seeing this until at least the wife died - there are so many rats though, so many, SO CUTES.
Rats are everywhere in this, everywhere, and it is good, it does very much create very creepy scenes, and I like rats! Rats are everywhere, in every wall, in dead bodies, down holes, everywhere, and I found myself thinking just how well trained these little rats were!
I wouldn't say this film got under my skin though, it had creepy moments, but it was very slow, and I did find myself losing track. Another thing, another reason why I feel I lost track, was Thomas Janes' accent. I have nothing against his acting, at all, but I just could not understand what he said for most of the time, it wasn't just him, some of the others spoke gently and in a low tone, and in a very southern drawl. Especially him, I had a real trouble understanding what was going on because for some of it, I just didn't know what the people were saying, and I tend to be quite good at accents too! This is me saying I just found their accents hard, not that they are bad actors, just putting it out there!
Overall, 1922 is an alright film, it has some good moments, some creepy moments and images but it is very slow and I just felt like the whole story didn't really go anywhere. They kill the wife, and that's it really, that's all you get.
I have to give them credit for the ending though, it is pretty heartbreaking, I won't say why, but it definitely isn't a happy one or how Wilfred planned for it to be, and it is sad. But yeah, it's not like IT where I would happily watch it again soon, 1922 might need a bit more time until I rewatch it...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..