My dear friends I ask you to for one second to reminisce on the now dead franchise, Blockbuster. Please take a moment of silence to remember the dearly departed. Now we’ll fast forward to present day and think about Netflix.
According to Forbes, the online movie and TV streaming platform is worth $61.6 billion dollars. Not a bad deal for only being twenty years old.
Netflix has been efficiently allocating their earnings by creating a handful of notable new content e.g. Stranger Things.
Today the focus is on a new Netflix original titled, “1922″. This hour and forty-two minute adaptation of Stephen King’s novella was written and directed by Zak Hilditch. Unfortunately, I have not read the novella so I did not have much to compare or reference to. I would consider this a good thing because I almost always think the book is better than the movie. Getting back to the point, this ominous crime thriller is definitely the film you want to watch to get you into the halloween mood. I won’t give away any spoilers because where’s the fun in that? Just know this film is not for the faint hearted as there are numerous gory scenes. It will pull and your heart strings while simultaneously keeping your eyes on the screen.
The plot centers around farm owner, Wilfred Leland James, confessing to the murder of his wife. The death of his wife is only the beginning of an array of consequences Wilfred faces throughout the progression of the film. What would you do to keep what you love?
The cinematographer sets cool tones in the film to bring to life the eerie atmosphere of the dead. The motion picture offers an elegant arrangement of shots ranging from wide angle to close ups that make the viewer feel like they’re on set.
1922 definitely gets a five star rating in my book. Watch it, let me know what you think!