Release Date: October 1th, 2015.
Written by: Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins.
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro.
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam.
Even though we wanted more from it in the end, we really enjoyed Crimson Peak. Then again we're fans of Guillermo del Toro, so that was to be expected. We just totally dig what he has to offer as a storyteller, even if his narratives border on the sappy and sentimental from time to time.
Crimson Peak!" 14 years later, Edith is all grown up, sexy, and is an aspiring author who would rather write ghost stories than romantic fluff. Seeing that it's 1901, she should be lucky she's writing anything at all, considering that most women didn't even have jobs back then. Sexism was everywhere!
|"HOME. KITCHEN. YOU NO WORK."|
|IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE THE HALLS AT NIGHT...|
Gothic Romance ensues.
|...THEN THAT'S WHAT YOU GET!|
The movie has got a few intense and "Scary" moments throughout as well, even if it needed far more of them.
The cast does an excellent job with the material given them. Mia Wasikowska is lovely (in all ways) in this one, and Jessica Chastain plays cold and hateful so well, that we're pretty sure that's how she must be in real life Tom Hiddleston is one of our favorite actors working today, and his full range is on display here. Even Charlie Hunnam, whose role is a relatively small one, did well.
Crimson Peak would have been an instant classic back in the 70's, where it would have fit in perfectly with the Gothic Hammer Films that ruled the day, but in this day and age, it often times felt like a biteless throwback that desperately wanted to be an instant classic, but couldn't figure out how to pull it off.
|GORGEOUS, THOUGH. THE MOVIE IS TRULY GORGEOUS.|
That's what I mean about del Toro's films; they do an excellent job of setting the stage for something grand, and then they just don't deliver. Not fully, anyhow.
|"EAT THIS SHIT, BITCH!"|
|ALRIGHT, MAYBE THERE WAS A BIT OF GORE TOWARDS THE END.|
|NOT THAT THEY DIDN'T TRY...|
If you like del Toro's brand of sentimental ghost story, then you'll no doubt love this one too.
Crimson Peak is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.
Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain can climb our Crimson Peak any day.