Where do I start? I’ve been staring at my screen for about an hour trying to come up with a review. I asked the man in charge (my brother, the CEO/Founder) if I could simply put “Meh.” That’s about it. He’d like a little more, so here it goes.
Tony Todd as the Candyman. There is not one other person on the planet that could do what Tony Todd did for Candyman. His seductive voice sends shivers down your back. The way he moves, smooth and sensual. Yeah, I love Tony Todd. What I don’t like is they didn’t give me my Tony Todd until the very end. What!? There’s my first complaint.
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Second complaint: chemistry. The actors need it to make the story come to life. None. I felt no chemistry between any of the actors. It felt clunky and off-kilter. I didn’t develop any care for any of the characters. I was sitting in my seat thinking, just kill them all. Roll credits and I’m out of here. Usually, you’ve got the few characters that you’re rooting for, the ones that your heart bleeds for and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Nope. None.
Here’s a positive: the cinematography was awesome. The first two minutes of the movie were shot as a mirror image. You see the buildings of NYC upside down and backward. This was cool — they even had all the opening credits backward.
I don’t know if I would recommend this movie. As long as you don’t get your hopes up for a thrilling, intense, hair-raising movie, you’ll be okay.
About The Peetimes: With Candyman being so short, I felt one Peetime would do it. I want to let you all know that the opening sequence of the movie is something you want to see. The cinematography is amazing, so don’t be late.
There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Candyman. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
|Rated:||(R) Language | Bloody Horror Violence | Some Sexual References|
|Starring:||Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett|
|Writer(s):||Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta|
|Country:||Canada, United States|
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RunPee.com owes RunPee Sis a huge debt of gratitude. She sees any movie needed with no complaints and has done so for ten years (even basing Thanksgiving and Christmas family festivities around the seeing films). In 2015 Sis ran the entire RunPee enterprise herself, while RunPee Dan, Jilly and Mom went traipsing off to Europe. Sis is the spider in the web holding the RunPee family together — besides being a funny, well rounded person, and a joyous pleasure to be around. Her favorite films start and end with horror (which thank goodness she’s happy to see, since most of us don’t have the stomach for it) — but also likes silly comedies, sad dramas, and musicals of all types. If you’ve used a Peetime for a scary film, you probably have RunPee Sis to thank for it.
Favorite movie genre: Horror, horror, and more horror. The more disturbing, the better. Period.