“The Girl in the Spider’s Web”
or “The Girl that can Never replace Noomi.”
Aside from Claire Foy, I do not recognize any names…so I give three points for her. There are some I recognize by their face alone, but couldn’t tell you what they were in. As such, I cannot award more than five points to start things off
The acting was a roller coaster…Claire Foy and a couple others were amazing but there were others that came off a bit stiff. So with three tens and three five,s I have to take the average…eh I’ll round it up to eight.
The ending is important for me in all movies…as it should be for most of us. I am looking for the intensity to be at it’s highest and most of all I want closure. It kind of falls back on the intensity level, but I did get the closure I wanted from the story. Seven points to Ravenclaw.
The story with these films is always really well done. I have one small hitch in that I don’t believe the lead would let someone get the better of her. it’s not enough to drop the story…just enough to take it out of the high score. I therefore give this a score of nine.
Favorite Quote: “Someone has to always carry the pain.”
The main thing I want in a Thriller is the intensity needs start a bit low and then build to a high level as the film progresses. The story played out really well and the intensity stemmed off of that. It did not get the chance to build up like I wanted, so I can’t give it full points. Let’s call it a seven.
The opening scene was great…but then the movie drags a bit until the pieces of the puzzle really come together. I think they could have taken that opening scene and moved it later in the film…that would help the movie build naturally. Pace gets a six…directly linking to problems I see with the script.
What comes in between the plot and the story for me is the script…and I felt the script lacked what was needed to bring what was already a great plot and story to its maximum potential. It’s most direct affect is the pace of the film…the script is needed to flow better of the pace suffers the most. Six points is all I can give there.
When it’s a suspense thriller, there must be an air of mystery. A “who done it” mentality culminating in an epic twist that answers all your questions (I see dead people…get it?). There was some great suspense with who is on who’s side, but the twist kind of came out too early for me. I will give them eight points.
“For sixteen years I’ve been watching you. Why did you help everyone but me?” Unfortunately, the trailer spoils the twist…if you know anything about the story you will pick it up right away. Still it was a good twist that I was really looking forward to in the theater. I could award an even seven points…even though the number is odd.
My Score: 7.1