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THIS YEAR HAS BEEN THICK WITH PRO CRITIC REVIEW EMBARGOES THAT ONLY GET LIFTED THE DAY THESE FILMS ARE RELEASED, IF NOT LATER SO. NINE LIVES, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, AND THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM ALL HAVE VEHEMENTLY SCATHING REVIEWS FROM JAHNS AND/OR STUCKMANN, THE FORMER IS CONSIDERED AN UNDERRATED WORST PICTURE FRONT-RUNNER, AND THE LATTER HAD A GOOSE EGG ON THE TOMATOMETER WHEN I LAST CHECKED. A COUPLE MONTHS LATER, SHUT-IN GOT ANOTHER HARSH REVIEW FROM STUCKMANN, AND SCORED A GOOSE EGG WITH AN EVEN GREATER QUANTITY OF ROTTEN REVIEWS. BUT THEY’VE SAVED THE MOST OBSCURE OF THESE WIDE RELEASES FOR LAST.

ONCE WE KNOW WHETHER THIS WEEK’S WORST NEW FILM IS AS BAD AS THE FOUR AFOREMENTIONED RAZZIE QUARTERFINALISTS, WE CAN FACTOR THE GUY WHO PLAYED THE PRESIDENT IN “LONDON HAS FALLEN” INTO THE WORST ACTOR AND/OR SUPPORTING ACTOR RACE. AARON ECKHART HAS BEEN IN 5 FILMS THAT CAUGHT MY RAZZIE EYE BEFORE THIS PAST YEAR, INCLUDING “I, FRANKENSTEIN” WITH THE 3% APPROVAL RATING, AND NOW HE’S STARRING IN A BLUMHOUSE-ESQUE EXORCISM FILM AS A DISABLED MAN WITH SUPERPOWERS.

“INCARNATE” INVOLVES A PREADOLESCENT CHILD SHOWING THE USUAL PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING SYMPTOMS OF DEMONIC POSSESSION, AND THIS TIME, A VATICANESE DIPLOMAT CALLS FORTH SETH EMBER, AN EXPERT EXORCIST WITH CRIPPLED LEGS AND A PAINFUL PAST OF HIS OWN. BESIDES HIS SKILL AND EXPERIENCE, WHAT MAKES HIM STAND OUT? HE HAS TELEPATHIC BRAINJACKING POWERS THAT ENABLE HIM TO PIERCE INTO THE MINDS OF WHOMEVER HE FOCUSES HIS ENERGY ON, BUT HE EVEN STANDS OUT FROM OTHER BRAINJACKERS BECAUSE WHILE POSSESSOR DEMONS COULD ANCHOR THEMSELVES IN THEIR HOST’S MINDS AND VEIL THE MIND, EMBER’S POWERS CAN EVEN GIVE THOSE EVIL SPIRITS A BIG FIGHT. BUT THE PRE-AD BOY IS POSSESSED BY A BLOOD KING AMONG DEMONS, AND THIS CASE WILL BE HIS TOUGHEST BY FAR!

REVIEWS COMPLAIN ABOUT BOTH EXTREMES OF PREDICTABILITY. IF YOU SPECIALIZE IN HORROR FILMS, YOU SHOULD SEE EVERYTHING COMING FROM A LIGHT YEAR AWAY. OTHERWISE, YOU’LL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS JUMBLED MESS, AND THAT CAN MAKE IT PREDICTABLE FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS! FURTHER COUNTING AGAINST ITS REASON TO EXIST, INCARNATE IS DULL AND LIFELESS, AND IT’LL BE ONE OF THE FASTEST 2016 RAZZIE COMPETITORS TO FADE INTO IRRELEVANT OBSCURITY, AND MAKE SOME OF THE WEAKEST RIPPLES ON FILM HISTORY.

BUT DON’T LET ME INCINERATE “INCARNATE” ALONE. IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE IDEAS AS TO HOW TO ESCALATE ITS PROGRESS IN THE RAZZIE RACE, INGRATIATE “INCARNATE” WITH YOUR IRREVERANT JEERS BELOW!
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A double nom for Eckhart is a possibility.
Worst Actor - Matt Damon (nom) (Been called uninteresting and is also accused of promoting a white savior movie. Also since his buddy Ben Affleck has been nominated multiple times, why not him?), Johnny Depp (Just imagine the cruel irony of winning for the role that original got him his first Oscar nom.), Jamie Dornan (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Tom Hanks (nom) (He managed to avoid a nom for decades, BurnHollywoodBurn from years back even described him as "Un-Razz-able", but considering how much of a let down The Circle was and how he didn't bring much to it, maybe his time is now. Plus, he'd be interesting to nominate, and it's be weird to have Watson and not him too.), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (nom)(Not only did his movie pretty much flop, but he ends up complaining about the criticism on Twitter! Plus, he's been nominated before and Jumanji doesn't look so hot either.), and Mark Wahlberg (nom) (If this is his last "hurrah" in the Transformers movies, maybe he should get a nom as extra motivation to stay away. Marky Mark doesn't want to become a repeat offender, does he?)

Worst Actress - Katherine Heigl (SHE MUST WIN!), Scarlett Johansson (nom) (Starred in two box-office bombs, one of them with the stigma of whitewashing. Plus it'd be interesting to have her.), Dakota Johnson (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Milla Jovovich (nom) (Considering that the last outing got her a nom, maybe she'll receive another one.), Amy Schumer (nom) (Not only has her humor been described as getting scale and one-note, but she's been labeling any criticisms of that as "evil conservatives" to try and dismiss them, and now this led up a movie that is not so well received for many reasons, not the least of which being that she did not bring the funny, and did pretty poorly at the box-office.), and Emma Watson (nom) (While starring in, at this point, the highest grossing movies of the year, she also stars in one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Could be something to pounce on.)

Worst Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem (nom) (He does not lend much to the movie he stars in, and the special effects on him make his performance look worse!), Anthony Hopkins (If he is nominated, he'll break a Razzie record. If he wins, he'll break TWO records!), Eric Johnson (nom) (Basically used to make Christian Grey look less bad by comparison!), Ben Kingsley (nom) (Not only a Razzie repeat offender, but his character in Collide keeps watching the Razzie nominated movie Perfect and keeps talking almost creepily about Razzie perennial Burt Reynolds!), Rob Lowe (nom) (Previously won a Razzie in this category, why not nominate him again if he's going to appear in films like Monster Trucks.), and John Turturro (nom) (He has made the ballots for the Transformers movies before, but always gets shut out. Maybe this will be his chance at a nom.)

Worst Supporting Actress - Kim Basinger (Basically in this movie because 9 1/2 Weeks, her first Razzie nomination.), Faye Dunaway (nom) (Razzie perennial Dunaway is attempting to make a big comeback, but starting off with The Bye Bye Man, not to mention being a part of the Best Picture flub at the Oscars, things do not look good for her.), Laura Haddock (nom) (She seems to be a good actress, but when put into a Bay movie where she has to look pretty while being a scientist, Star-Lord's mom cannot pull it off.), Marcia Gay Harden (nom) (Jane Seymour got a nomination for the parody version of the role, so why not the real thing?), Goldie Hawn (nom) (Making her big-screen comeback in Snatched... a movie which stunk and she stunk in it, a surefire way to receive a second nom in this category.), and Isabela Moner (nom) (Comes off as a preachy character, more than likely going to annoy some.)

Worst Director - Michael Bay (nom) (Going to go down in history as the most Razzie nominated director thanks to these Transformers movies. I would not be surprised if he wins.), James Foley (Previous Razzie nominee has returned after about three decades to director the sequel to the Razzie winning Fifty Shades of Grey. I'd say he has this in the bag.), Alex Kurtzman (nom) (Speaking of Transformers, one of the Razzie winning writers of the first and second one tried to start a cinematic universe, and boy howdy, did it get off to a rocky start!), Guy Ritchie (nom) (Speaking of cinematic universes, previous Razzie winner and husband of Madonna tried to start one too, and man did it turn out messy!), Chris Wedge (nom) (Going from animation to live-action and came out with a write-off... yeah...), and Zhang Yimou (nom) (Even with his stylized directing, he could not make the characters interesting, or those lizard creatures look convincing.)
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This post was updated on .
It'll stay around 15% on R.T. without a consensus.

Jeremy Jahns' video review.
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Chris Stuckmann's review

Stuckmann also points out that the possessed kid in this movie is also the possessed kid in Greg McLean's The Darkness. Worst Supporting Actor, maybe?
Worst Actor - Matt Damon (nom) (Been called uninteresting and is also accused of promoting a white savior movie. Also since his buddy Ben Affleck has been nominated multiple times, why not him?), Johnny Depp (Just imagine the cruel irony of winning for the role that original got him his first Oscar nom.), Jamie Dornan (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Tom Hanks (nom) (He managed to avoid a nom for decades, BurnHollywoodBurn from years back even described him as "Un-Razz-able", but considering how much of a let down The Circle was and how he didn't bring much to it, maybe his time is now. Plus, he'd be interesting to nominate, and it's be weird to have Watson and not him too.), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (nom)(Not only did his movie pretty much flop, but he ends up complaining about the criticism on Twitter! Plus, he's been nominated before and Jumanji doesn't look so hot either.), and Mark Wahlberg (nom) (If this is his last "hurrah" in the Transformers movies, maybe he should get a nom as extra motivation to stay away. Marky Mark doesn't want to become a repeat offender, does he?)

Worst Actress - Katherine Heigl (SHE MUST WIN!), Scarlett Johansson (nom) (Starred in two box-office bombs, one of them with the stigma of whitewashing. Plus it'd be interesting to have her.), Dakota Johnson (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Milla Jovovich (nom) (Considering that the last outing got her a nom, maybe she'll receive another one.), Amy Schumer (nom) (Not only has her humor been described as getting scale and one-note, but she's been labeling any criticisms of that as "evil conservatives" to try and dismiss them, and now this led up a movie that is not so well received for many reasons, not the least of which being that she did not bring the funny, and did pretty poorly at the box-office.), and Emma Watson (nom) (While starring in, at this point, the highest grossing movies of the year, she also stars in one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Could be something to pounce on.)

Worst Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem (nom) (He does not lend much to the movie he stars in, and the special effects on him make his performance look worse!), Anthony Hopkins (If he is nominated, he'll break a Razzie record. If he wins, he'll break TWO records!), Eric Johnson (nom) (Basically used to make Christian Grey look less bad by comparison!), Ben Kingsley (nom) (Not only a Razzie repeat offender, but his character in Collide keeps watching the Razzie nominated movie Perfect and keeps talking almost creepily about Razzie perennial Burt Reynolds!), Rob Lowe (nom) (Previously won a Razzie in this category, why not nominate him again if he's going to appear in films like Monster Trucks.), and John Turturro (nom) (He has made the ballots for the Transformers movies before, but always gets shut out. Maybe this will be his chance at a nom.)

Worst Supporting Actress - Kim Basinger (Basically in this movie because 9 1/2 Weeks, her first Razzie nomination.), Faye Dunaway (nom) (Razzie perennial Dunaway is attempting to make a big comeback, but starting off with The Bye Bye Man, not to mention being a part of the Best Picture flub at the Oscars, things do not look good for her.), Laura Haddock (nom) (She seems to be a good actress, but when put into a Bay movie where she has to look pretty while being a scientist, Star-Lord's mom cannot pull it off.), Marcia Gay Harden (nom) (Jane Seymour got a nomination for the parody version of the role, so why not the real thing?), Goldie Hawn (nom) (Making her big-screen comeback in Snatched... a movie which stunk and she stunk in it, a surefire way to receive a second nom in this category.), and Isabela Moner (nom) (Comes off as a preachy character, more than likely going to annoy some.)

Worst Director - Michael Bay (nom) (Going to go down in history as the most Razzie nominated director thanks to these Transformers movies. I would not be surprised if he wins.), James Foley (Previous Razzie nominee has returned after about three decades to director the sequel to the Razzie winning Fifty Shades of Grey. I'd say he has this in the bag.), Alex Kurtzman (nom) (Speaking of Transformers, one of the Razzie winning writers of the first and second one tried to start a cinematic universe, and boy howdy, did it get off to a rocky start!), Guy Ritchie (nom) (Speaking of cinematic universes, previous Razzie winner and husband of Madonna tried to start one too, and man did it turn out messy!), Chris Wedge (nom) (Going from animation to live-action and came out with a write-off... yeah...), and Zhang Yimou (nom) (Even with his stylized directing, he could not make the characters interesting, or those lizard creatures look convincing.)
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After seeing a few clips from the Stuckmann review, I noticed the pre-ad child, David Mazouz, has much longer hair than I remember from his past pictures. His character may be 11, but the way I see it, his hair, face, and slim build are comparable to how kids in the 1980s and 1990s looked at about half that age.
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This post was updated on .
Diego Muñoz (2/5): "You have to applaud Eckhart's commitment to a story that mixes its references so badly (and without much dissimulation), but that's about it for the praise this movie deserves. When, during the climax, it's the viewer the one who wants to jump out the window, not even FATHER KARRAS can save us from doom."
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