Runtime: 119 minutes
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver
I’m always excited whenever I see Guillermo del Toro’s name connected to a film. I’ve seen a few of his films, all horrors, and thought they were all excellent.
Crimson Peak is well made and tense throughout. It’s an enjoyable film, but one major thing in particular holds it back from being brilliant and up to Del Toro’s usual standard.
The plot is cliché, overdone and you figure out what’s going on pretty much immediately. This doesn’t stop this from being the best horror (ish) film I’ve seen this year, except maybe Regression, (which is more thriller than horror, but still.)
All the Actors play their parts well, but most had to contend with being in cliché roles, which downgraded their performance. However, Mia Wasikowska who plays Edith Cushing brought life to her role. She was amazing and unique in role that I would’ve thought impossible to be so in.
To sum up, cliché plot, well made, excellent acting, enjoyable
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? No
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