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THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
Movie: Intruder (1989)
“The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.”
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MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
“The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.”
I didn’t hate this. The best thing I can say is that this is one of the best looking SW films. One of my biggest issues with this trilogy is that I haven’t really cared for any of the characters but Rey won me over in this entry. I can’t put my finger on why exactly at the moment. It was probably because she was more of a confident badass for the most part. The most frustrating part was for everything I liked or thought was well done, they completely fumbled or did something dumb moments later. I was fine with a certain character’s return and some other normal complaints. If I really wanted to sit down and list out my issues I could and it would probably be a long list but I don’t care enough to do it. This was a half-decent entry where I enjoyed the cinematography and set pieces more than anything. (2.5/5)
Satanic Panic (2019)
“A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.”
A comedy horror that has some decent chuckles and gore. It starts off pretty strong and fun but loses steam midway through. There is nothing new here and hits on a lot of cliches. You know, rich white people are the worst, of course, and the only reason they stay rich is because they worship the devil blah blah blah. Find some new material already. (2.5/5)
Daniel Isn’t Real (2019)
“A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma. He then resurrects his charismatic childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope, not realizing how dangerous Daniel is.”
Now let’s deal with toxic masculinity. Like a lot of movies, some fat could have been cut here to be trimmed down about 20 or 30 minutes from the run time. The film starts off strong but really whimpers for a good chunk of the middle part before ramping back up. There are some decent moments between Luke and Daniel but I feel they could have done a lot more to show them having fun and horrific times. One of it’s biggest downfalls is it explains too much. Less would have been more with this movie. Miles Robbins as Luke gives a decent performance as the shy kid struggling with his different identities. There are some nightmarish images that are really well done that end up being the star of the movie and it’s the one area I wanted more of in the film. (3/5)
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