Trusting the Process since 96.
If anything this is an anti-revenge movie. Such a devastating portrait of loss, love, and finding the meaningful in the meaningless world. Not to be subdued is it's touch on the human/animal bond and takedown of the culinary elite. Nic Cage absolutely crushes with his tenderness and vulnerability. I dont know if maybe my time in veterinary medicine had an affect but THAT scene brought me to tears almost like I was in the room. I haven't been this shaken or moved by a picture in a while. What a weird, enriching world it creates. Seek it out.
Was genuinely terrified this was going to be another in the line of “requels” that weaponize nostalgia and sell nothing new or remotely exciting. Pleasantly relieved to have experienced a legacy sequel that does have something to say and through a variety of interesting ways. Scathing genre criticism, meta humor, and pure slasher terror have long been centerpieces of the series and they remain in all possible bloody delight. The reestablishing of a bonafide horror stable, and rare case of…