BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Story time! So, a few ago I watched a film that popped up on Netflix - it was not a horror but I had heard great things about it, so I thought I'd give it a go. That film, has now become one of my favourites and I love it so much, but it also broke my heart, and still breaks it when I think about it now. I love it so much, it will probably get a little shout out soon at some point... That film is Call Me By Your Name, and before you say anything, there is a point to this long paragraph... Wounds came onto Netflix very recently, starring the lovely Armie Hammer, Oliver from Call Me By Your Name, so I jumped on this film to see it - I can't say that excitement was right for the film... "Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he brings home a phone that was left behind at his bar."
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I definitely did not love this as much as Call Me By Your Name - and that's saying something as this was a horror. Wounds is not awful, the premise is great, it feels like a more updated version of Rings and is very smart with making something the majority of people use the villain. Phones are something that most people have and use everyday, and for that to basically turn against you - that's scary. I also liked the cast, Armie Hammer I am a fan of, and nothing against Dakota Johnson, heard she's great in the new Suspiria, but that's about where the praise starts and the confusion sets in...
Honestly, I watched this with the parents, and none of us, none, had any idea what just happened when the screen went black and the credits started to roll. Wounds feels like a film that could be leading you to this big twist or ending, as during it, you have no idea what's going on most of the time. It could literally go anywhere. A film feeling that open, is not always a bad thing, it leaves you wondering and can lead to some great twists and endings. Wounds does not have a good ending in my eyes. I sharn't spoil it, as no spoilers allowed here, but it just does not pull everything together in a neat little bow. I had to Google this, over and over again, and yet, still no idea. But, I am not the only one, apparently, it is a common thing that no one has any idea on what the ending means. It seems like it is left open so no one knows, but so people can make up their own ideas - still confusing though, and still one I wanted to have more answers for in my eyes.
Overall, Wounds was not as good as I wanted, I didn't go in expecting a lot, but I definitely feel the ending let it down. The film without the ending was an okay film, I don't feel I wasted an hour and a half, but I feel it could have been better. It was entertaining in ways, but just could have ended better, in my eyes.
Maybe I'll just go back to watching Call Me By Your Name, when I am ready to cry all over again.
What do you get when you put zombies and a big star cast? Not the great film you might have been expecting, that's for sure. "After an unprecedented global pandemic turns the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure."
I went into this expecting it to be kind of good, due to the great cast that included Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci - but I had never heard of it. It felt like it had literally slipped under the radar, and a radar that I feel I would have taken notice of as it was only a few years ago... Especially with Natalie Dormer still being a big character in Game of Thrones at this time...in ways. That could lead to a massive GOT spoiler so I will step away...
Patient Zero did have a strong start, it felt new, and original, especially with the zombies. The zombies seemed to be more human than in most things, and seemed to have actual thoughts and feelings, compared to most other zombies - minus Bud.
It does seem to have a very good and new idea on zombies, and one that is actually quite scary. You can be a zombie but also still know who you are and what you're doing. During flashbacks, you learn that actually, the 'virus' seems to turn you into some kind of cocky arsehole to everyone, even your family. Looking at you in this, Stanley Tucci.
I liked this idea, of zombies being more like serial killers and thinking, than just meat suits, not that I have any hatred for normal zombies.... But that was where my likeness for Patient Zero kind of stopped...
From there, I just did not feel Patient Zero went anywhere. I didn't hate it, but I just thought other zombie films were better. This one seemed to run out of ideas, and just stuck with one idea the whole time, but not really diving into the idea of zombies having brains.
Again, I didn't hate it, but Shaun of the Dead is still my go to zombie film...
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..