Monday, 30 May 2016

Witch Hunt

It's the sort of sequel to the Lovecraftian Film Noir movie... and it definitely feels like the typical sequel.

It's the 1950s, and magic is used in Hollywood. Lovecraft, the detective, is brought in to find out what's going on when a movie mogul is killed, and ends up... caught up in a small time political machination that has a big moment of witch burning.

It just doesn't work very well. The story just doesn't feel climatic in the same way that the previous one did, and the big thing is 'we don't like magic'. Er... what? How is that that exciting? At least there are some names such as Dennis Hopper, Eric Bogosian, Julian Sands, Alan Rosenberg... and yet, we aren't talking that big a name (aside from the first one). Just... blah.

That's what I feel, and let's see what you think.


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