(I saw a preview screening of this.)
Director Gore Verbinski is best known for the Pirates of the Caribbeantrilogy, and also Rango, The Ring, and The Mexican, so "quietlyunderstated" is not really his thing, If the Pirates movies are kind ofa throwback to old Hollywood swashbucklers, this is a more luridversion of old Gothic suspense thrillers like "Rebecca" or "The Islandof Doctor Moreau."
The main character is Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), who is the exact sort ofmorally bankrupt young financial hotshot you've seen in a bunch ofother movies. His bosses are so cartoonishly evil that they may as wellbe counting wads of cash as they tell him he's being sent off to Europeto fetch a wayward executive whose signature is needed to allow amerger to go forth so as to allow them to rake in more millions.(Oddly, a similar plot undergirds the otherwise-completely differentWill Smith vehicle "Collateral Beauty.")
Most of the rest of the movie takes place in a Swiss Alps sanitariumwhere practically everything looks like it's from some time in thefirst half of the last century. I half expected John Harvey Kellogg toshow up, but instead we get Volmer (Jason Isaacs), the place'sdirector. As with the patients and the staff, there's something notquite right about the overly affable man, and the impatient Lockharthas plenty of time to figure it out after an accident delays his tripback to New York.
Exactly what's going on, and why no one ever seems to leave the place,takes quite a while (almost 2.5 hours) to unspool, but Verbinskisuccessfully distracts the viewer with visually arresting images ofhallways, of peacefully exercising old people, of slithery fish, ofliving and maybe dead bodies in all shapes and sizes (but mostly whiteand old), and so on. A teen girl (aptly named Mia Goth), the only youngperson besides Lockhart, may hold some clues. Rather than a lushisland, the sanitarium is high on a mountain, but the effect is thesame, as if the viewer has been transported to a world apart.
Does this all sound good? Then you'll probably like this very darkfable. The deep mystery of why the place is so strange is possiblylayered with too much complication. I think everything fits togetherpretty well, but I'm not positive. I am positive that this isdefinitely going to be a lot different than anything else in themultiplex whenever you might choose to see it.
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A Cure for Wellness (2017)
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.
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An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
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Reviewed byALB ([email protected])Vote: /10
(I saw a preview screening of this.)
This had the makings of a really GREAT Action,suspense and mysterymovie...The cinematography was excellent,the acting was very well done,and there was lots of suspense. However,not enough was explained at themovie's conclusion and you were left with way too many unansweredquestions! I am left longing for a complete explanation of the storyline! A much needed and decent synopsis would be great at this point. Ireally did enjoy Dane De Haan's powerful performance. I was notfamiliar with him or any of the other actors before this film. JasonIsaac was very good as well,and Mia Goth reminded somewhat of MiaFarrow in Rosemary's Baby.I find it very difficult to discuss thisstrange movie without revealing spoilers, so I really cannot say muchmore about it.
OK, well, this is going to be a tricky review, folks, because this is aweird movie, very weird. A Cure For Wellness has the great merit ofbeing different, and to reward the movie goer with something thatstands out from the crowd; but, once you have appreciated this aspect,you might also want to be rewarded with a kind of content that givesthe form some substance. And here is where A Cure For Wellness lets youdown. I thought the first part of the movie was very good (rating: 8):you are simply smashed by the oneiric, hypnotic power of the images, bythe stunning photography, by a breathtaking use of the camera, prettygood acting; and the intrigue created by the plot is such that you justkeep asking yourself where this can reasonably go. That should havebeen the job of the second part (rating: 2) , where instead most of thepotential built in the first half is wasted: the story, fromintriguing, turns silly; the mysterious plot turns into a surrealDracula movie which just does not make justice to itself.