I'm gonna watch A Cure for Wellness now, yes because it has Mia Goth, valid to watch things for a single actor

A Cure for Wellness 

Oh my fucking god this is amazing and charming and silly already, I'm 3 minutes in

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

The letter with the snake seal!!!

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

I'm fucking losing it, this is so entertaining

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

What in the world

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

This sound design oh my goodness

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

Oh my God is the sickness capitalism

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

Mia Goth!!! She's so good in this already

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

Oh my GOD Mia Goth dancing in the bar

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

There's still an entire hour left lmao

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

FUCK I did not need to see that dentist scene

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

Gonna take a little break 🙃

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

This movie isn't scary but it just happens to have several things I react especially badly to so it still works

Show thread
Follow

A Cure for Wellness 

Me: let's watch A Cure for Wellness it'll be fun and not very scary
Gore Verbinski: here's a horror dentist and a scene where someone drowns
Me: 🙃

A Cure for Wellness 

Oh wow this is incredibly upsetting

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

I do not like that last act one bit

Show thread

A Cure for Wellness 

@kioskwitch I’ve been putting it off for forever because I was worried I would have a bad reaction to it, would you recommend it overall?

A Cure for Wellness 

@checkervest hmmm Let me gather my thoughts for a moment! It's complicated

A Cure for Wellness 1/2 

@checkervest ok so!
It's mostly very entertaining, and incredibly beautifully shot and the music is wonderful, and the sound design is very effective. The central mystery is somewhat compelling but not 2 1/2 hours compelling. Mia Goth is brilliant and does a lot with a bad role.
I have a lot of issues with the final act because it's basically an extended Ash scene, and just as carefully handled

A Cure for Wellness 2/2 

@checkervest there are several scenes I found incredibly upsetting, and some of them are handled really badly. You said you reacted badly to the TJ Miller thing in Underwater right? This has similar stuff, and gaslighting, a horror dentist, another basically Ash scene, and if I had to guess I would say it's probably going to be upsetting

A Cure for Wellness 3/2 

@checkervest like this movie made me throw up so id say be very careful at least

A Cure for Wellness 3/2 

@kioskwitch ahhhhh yikes definitely not gonna watch it any time soon, I really appreciate the warnings!

A Cure for Wellness 2/2 

@kioskwitch ahhhhh okay, thank you, this is exactly what I needed to know. My brother said it was fine but uh I don’t always trust his movie judgement haha. I’m sorry it was a rough watch!

A Cure for Wellness 2/2 

@checkervest it's ok, I've got my tea and rain noises and I'm gonna listen to calm music to calm down haha.
It's probably less bad if it doesn't hit specific stress points but this one had a lot of mine and even tho it's not very good, that's always gonna be effective you know?

A Cure for Wellness 2/2 

@kioskwitch oh absolutely

A Cure for Wellness 2/2 

@checkervest also thematically it is an absolute joke, which is fine mostly but a wasted chance. I just really hate when a movie throws upsetting and difficult things in there and doesn't do anything with it

A Cure for Wellness 2/2 

@kioskwitch ugh that’s the worst. “If I throw enough disturbing things in there you won’t notice how thin the plot is!!” is quite often my least favorite kind of film

A Cure for Wellness 2/2 

@checkervest yeah absolutely!! *Cough cough Robert Eggers*
And I wouldn't have minded the thin plot at all because it's incredibly over the top in a mostly very good way where you're just like "ok hell yeah let's do this I don't care if it makes sense" but then they go away from weird creepy vibes to incredibly difficult subjects and carelessly used imagery and I hate jt

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Red Room

R E D R O O M is a small, private instance geared toward goth weirdoes, artists and creatives, run by a queer PoC. Unofficial home of nightcrew, a roost for the bats of the fediverse.

BLM | ACAB

Better red than dead.