A Cure for Wellness

“Psychological thrillers are one of my favorite genres (I’ve actually recently started claiming to prefer thrillers over action as it is), but I’ve seen so many of them that I feel I can get a pretty accurate read from the trailer. My take on the trailer for A Cure For Wellness was that it looked really cool, but was probably very confusing (a standard pitfall for the genre), and that the story might stretch a little thin. Oh and I got a total Shutter Island vibe from it.

Turns out, I was dead on. There was a bit more of a solid mystery to bite into, which was a pleasant surprise, but I really had no idea what was going on for most of the movie. But it looked really dang cool. Most of it eventually came together in a way that I could live with, but it wasn’t nearly as satisfiying as a really well crafted psycho-thriller can be (see again: Shutter Island).

I did appreciate seeing Dane DeHaan take the lead here, and starting off with an unlikeable character was a bold choice. I’m torn now between never needing to see it again, and wanting to untangle it further knowing what I know now. But given that it’s a two and a half hour run time, I think I’m just gonna leave this little movie locked away in the secluded location where it all takes place.

A Cure for Wellness – \m/ \m/ \n”

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