MOVIE REVIEW: Crimson Peak (2015)


CRIMSON PEAK (2015) Review
Directed by Guillermo Del Toro

Its beautiful and majestic production design doesn’t equal its story but Crimson Peak is an interesting piece from Guillermo Del Toro. The blend of mystery, horror and romance feels uneven that they tend to be brawling on which is which. The eerie atmosphere helps its horror part, though not fully used, there are actually visually rich and original pieces for it to have a great effect to the viewers. Juggling romance and mystery is a big problem of the film, especially putting twists in play, everything felt messy. Wasikowska, Hiddleston and Chastain thankfully are proficient enough to pull something complex from the story, having these actors made the film more interesting to watch.

Though the film triumphs in production design, it disappoints for having generic narrative and employs poor plotted twists. But the beauty of the film is its stylish production and neat camerawork that compliments the film visually. The old-fashioned ghost stories with a dash of gore might not be for some but Del Toro invites us to return to the old ways of how supernatural horror films are to be, just how stomach churning violence could be from someone overly obsessed to an idea  that’s already been broken.

Crimson Peak Poster

RATING: 3 Out of 5 Stars

3 Stars

“Crimson Peak” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from United International Pictures Philippines through Columbia Pictures. Rated R-16 by the MTRCB.

One Reply to “MOVIE REVIEW: Crimson Peak (2015)”

  1. Jessica chastain stole the show

    Mas natakot pa ako sa kanya kesa sa mga multo. Ung last part naalala ko rin ung last part ng the shining mas violente nga lang.

    Gusto ko yung movie 4/5 score ko

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