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    Don’t worry darling

    Year: 2022
    Genre: Thriller; Horror

    Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes
    Where to watch: Cinemas

    I don’t think I’ve left a cinema before where the majority of the audience turns around looking confused, and with a collective hive-mind say “huh?”.

    Don’t Worry Darling isn’t by all means a bad film; fantastic acting by the likes of Pop star Harry Styles, Chris Pine and Florence Plue, that’s not to mention the secondary characters helps breathe a little life into this world. The plot follows Jack Chambers (Harry Styles) and his wife Alice Chambers (Florence) as they are living in a small bubble where the aesthetic is reminiscent of the 70’s. Old but seemingly modern appliances, homes, clothes and the way of life where the men work and the women are free to stay home, do house work and just live leisurely. However, things don’t seem right. There is this weird musk in the air as you’re watching that there is more to this, and we learn all of this with the main protagonist (Florence) as she slowly starts to ponder and question her new way of living and what her husband and the other men are actually doing for work. As she searches and digs deeper into the rabbit hole, she uncovers more unsettling aspects and her life is flipped upside down.

    As more questions get answered, even more questions arise and eventually the film ends without really explaining what just happened or the implications of the events that transpired. The film’s set design and cinematography is definitely its saving grace; fantastic post production editing with seamless transitions and beautiful yet spine-tingling scenes that are as uncomfortable for the viewers as it is for the characters.

    Is it worth the watch? It’s a tough one. Whilst it is a beautiful looking film the writing and script make it a confusing watch. If you are happy to wait until it eventually becomes available to stream I’d recommend doing that. There isn’t much to say of a film where nothing much actually gets resolved. 

    2/5


     

    Black Adam

    Year: 2022

    Genre: Action; Superhero

    Duration: 2 Hours, 4 Minutes
    Where to watch: Cinemas

    With The Rock’s Rocktober finally concluded, this year he has blessed our silver screens two DC Comic films; DC’s League of Super Pets (6/10) and finally Black Adam.

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been teasing and hinting at this film and the chances to punch on with Henry Cavil’s Superman for a few years now, and with the film did it live up to expectations? Yes and no. If you go into this film with no universe expanding expectations or hoping for a superhero genre masterpiece you’ll be a little disappointed, don’t get me wrong, it does some of those aspects right. Whether it’s expanding the DC cinematic universe with new characters and making it connected enough to previously established movies so that it can be its own thing. 

    If you go into Black Adam expecting an action, thrill ride, superhero punch on film, you’re in for a treat. The Rock as Teth Adam/Black Adam is fierce, intimidating and overwhelming in power and stature, I’ve seen some reviews crying over the lack of charisma there is from Dwayne Johnson, as that is what the audience is typically used to. I’m not complaining though, DC’s magical anti-hero isn’t charismatic and charming in the comics, and if it was performed as a standard Dwayne character (big muscle boy with funny quips who kisses pretty girls) then there would be an uproar.

    Black Adam is flawed, yes, but it’s a fun film. Some great action scenes, compelling performances from most of the cast, when the CGI is good it’s great… but when it’s bad, it’s a little rubbery. But again, it’s a fun film. 

    The Rock gives Black Adam justice when Black Adam gives his enemies none. 

    4/5

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