BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I did it! The long awaited and talked about adaption of Stephen King's Gerald's Game, I finally did it. Not too long after it came out, but I wasn't one of the first ones to see it, let's just say that. The main thing is though, I have seen it all, and I wasn't disappointed. "While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.".
If you Google this film, most of you may have already, most people seem to have, you will read loads about how it is good but some say it's slow and a little weird, which I do agree with. It starts off good, and you see the couple and you meet them, and they start to, try, and get down and dirty but it all goes badly wrong. Even worse than getting down and dirty and your parents walking in, even worse than that! Good old hubby, (who I must admit, is played by Bruce Greenwood, looks insane, like he is over 50 and he looks insane, it's great!), dies, literally handcuffs her, they argue and he has a sort of heart attack and just dies. She is left handcuffed in proper police handcuffs, he makes a note to say that is what they are so she cannot get out, and that is when it gets a bit slow...
Bet you were not expecting me to say he dies and then it gets slow right? Well I thought it did anyway, I mean, she is handcuffed to the bed, she can't go anywhere, it sounds like it might get a bit slow, and I thought it did. It also gets a little bit weird, there is a lot of talking to images of her dead husband and herself and discussing things with people that actually are not there.
She also has that whole 'imagine what you want to happen in life and it will happen' down to a T. Know the whole, 'if you picture yourself getting that new job, doing really well at the interview, sitting at your new desk, going to the pub and having a laugh with the people there, having an affair with the CEO and taking over the company', (okay, maybe not the last one in that exact way..), but th the whole if you picture it all, you can do it. That is exactly what happens to Jessie, and it is clever. The film obviously doesn't let you in on the secret that what you are seeing is all in her head, so you get all excited that things are looking up, before being dropped straight back down, along with Jessie. This technique also helps blur the lines throughout the rest of the film what is actually happening and what is not, which I thought tied in very well with the twist at the end...
The ending, I loved, like loved, I did not see the twist coming. Well, I think it's a twist, unless I missed something during the film... I don't want to say what the 'twist' is, but all I will say is that it is all about the man who appears at night, if that helps. If I say the twist, I will always worry that people will read too far and accidentally see it, and I don't give spoilers away! So, I will just say the ending is great, so so great, the film as a whole is also great, bit slow in places but overall, I would watch it again. It's entertaining and the mysterious man mentioned earlier is creepy as hell - and just so so clever in the end.
Oh! And obviously, I have to mention one scene...'THAT' scene. If you have seen it, you know which scene it is... And I did not pass out, or have to look away, I actually watched it twice, I rewound it and made sure I was fully paying attention to what was happening, and I loved it. I am not going to say what happens as I feel it is much more fun if you don't know what is happening, but it is so so fun, I loved every second of that gorier mess. Thank you Gerald's Game.
What I can't thank you for though, is that horrible dad and Jessie Eclipse scene... I felt dirty, but hey, that means you've done well, getting people to feel through film, bravo!!!
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..