mum and dad
I was so thankful when this film was put on Netflix a few days ago or so, I had wanted to see it for a while and just hadn't really had a chance to watch it - thanks to Netflix, I had one. "In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes." I watched this after watching Curse of Chucky so of course, I talked mum into joining me, and damn, this film had us scratching our heads.
The Witch was another hyped up film that I can clearly remember coming out and people were saying how weird and creepy it was - obviously it is going to take me like two years to see it. The Witch is definitely weird, 100% one of the weirdest films I think I have seen - but so damn intriguing, that's the thing, half the time you have no idea what's going on, but you can't help but want to watch it.
The characters all speak in old English and I am not good with that, even mother had no idea some of the time, all "thy" this and "thy" that. That mixed with scenes that are pretty confusing and where you aren't really sure what you're seeing, it makes for a confusing movie. Most of the time, I had no idea what on earth was going on if I am honest, from the darks scenes with the baby, to just all of the goat stuff - secret, I had to Google and Wikipedia it... I had to do both and I still would not be sure what I would be telling people if someone asked me about it.
The Witch is a slow slow film, it's definitely a slow burner - but one that kind of manages to pull you back in somehow, whether it be a jump scare, a death or just a damn weird scene - and there are a lot of those.
The Witch was good to keep you watching, I did get little tired sometimes while watching it, but I never would have given up watching it. I just wanted to know how it ends! I couldn't have gone away not finishing it and man, some of it is a bit intense - I can for sure see why people thought it was creepy, damn baby mush and Black Philip.
This film was so damn weird and just, I don't know what was going and still don't really know, even after Googling the life out of it. I just don't really know how to describe it or put it into words or review it. How I will sum up The Witch is just by saying, it will keep you watching and you will think of it for a bit after, even if that is just to work out what you just saw. It's not a bad film at all, it's just one that makes you think and one that you might think differently about compared to your friends. If that doesn't make you want to watch it, well, at least try it, it's too weird not to just get a taste.
I find I have a love and hate relationship with the Chucky films if I am honest. I like the films, mainly the newer ones, Child's Play, I wasn't so much a fan of, but I loved Bride of Chucky, and I did really like Curse of Chucky - spoiler alert on this review. What I don't like about these films is Chucky, and I shall get onto that soon... "Out for revenge, Chucky the killer doll infiltrates the family of a woman, her sister and her young niece."
I liked this film, I did really liked this film, it's simple and pretty much covers everything you want in a film. It has a strong lead character, in this film she is a woman and also in a wheelchair, what a great double whammy, extra strong character. You have the scares, (I watched this with mum, and mum jumped so hard she scared our cat who was asleep on her lap, and the gore was also very much there, thank god! It's also a very simple story, Chucky is back and obviously, he still wants to kill people - with this film though, you see more of the background of Chucky, which I actually really loved.
What I don't like about the Chucky films, this one and all the others, is the fact that no one seems to be able to fight him. He's a doll! He's a childs doll who is made out of plastic and is light enough for Alice, the little girl in this, to easily carry around with only one hand. How is it that hard to fight him off?! He has killed more people than probably Ted Bundy and Ed Gein put together over the course of all the films, yet he is not even a real person. I know it is only a film and it is all fake, but still, HE'S PLASTIC AND WEARS LESS THAN A SMALL CHILD. You could fight that off, surely?!
One thing I had heard about before seeing this film was about how Chucky looked, obviously, he is looking a bit more updated since the other films, and he is pretty much all CGI which is very different to the original movies. I actually don't think he looks that bad, you can definitely tell that he is made differently, very much so, but I like it. He can show much more emotion in these films and I thought his face was actually pretty creepy... I do like films made with simple make up and such, but I didn't think it ruined the film or such, he was creepy, it worked.
I really did like this film, and so did mother - quoted from her own mouth, "Mum, did you enjoy the film?", "YES". And yes, she really did answer just that and that loud and abruptly, she enjoyed it that much. She also was watching this the entire time, made me pause it to go to the loo and to cook and such, and did not fall asleep like some films, (sorry, Veronica.). It also ended well, with a nice little Chucky Cameo and a nice little jump scare to tie it all up until the next one... Also, Fiona Dourif!
Overall, two happy watchers in this household, Curse of Chucky went down very well - we do plan to watch something else as soon as I finish this, hopefully...
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