The Perfection. Richard Shepard. 2018. ☆☆☆☆☆★
I’m not sure in what sense this is a “Netflix Original”. It’s a Miramax movie released in 2018… but then Netflix bought the exclusive distribution rights? Or something?
OK, I’m hiding the rest of the text because if you want to watch this movie, you should be un-spoilered. Click here at your own risk!
This is a pretty stylish horror movie. At least I think it is (15 minutes in): The tension is ratcheting up very nicely.
There’s more throwing up and diarrhoea than you’d expect in a random movie, but at the 30 minute mark I started guessing whether this was going to turn into a zombie movie or a vampire movie, and then she started throwing up maggots.
If you’re not into movies where people throw up maggots this is not a movie for you.
And then… WOW! OK, I can’t write any more about the plot of this movie because you should know absolutely anything about the plot of this movie before you watch it.
Forget I even said the bit about the “wow”. I’m flabbergasted. It’s so refreshing to get a total upset in the middle of the movie. I don’t think it’s signalled that heavily, but everything just makes more sense after the reveal: Even the way the actors are acting.
I like pretty much everything about this movie: The actors are fresh, the cinematography is perfect for this movie, and the storyline is so out there. OK, at one point towards the end it devolves into stupidity of such proportions that it threatens to negate any positive feelings you may have about the movie.
It’s a grisly, gruesome movie.
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> OK, I’m hiding the rest of the text because if you want to watch this movie, you should be un-spoilered.
In film reviewing, this is The Perfection.
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