The devil all the time | View review

A new Netflix original staring our very own spiderman, Tom Holland and our favourite vampire, Robert Pattinson.

I have quite the opinion about this movie but I am also relatively confused with the watch.

The Devil All The Time: Tom Holland as Arvin Russell. Photo Cr. Glen Wilson/Netflix © 2020

To be honest the primary thing that made me choose to watch this movie was Tom Holland as I believe all movies he has been at I’ve enjoyed. I tend to so this because when relating to ‘high-end’ Hollywood actors, if they don’t like the script, they wouldn’t consider working on the project. That is why I can say with confidence that I love every single one of Tom Hank’s movies and same goes to the superstar director Stephen Spielberg.

Now, I don’t really know if this was the case in this instance. Not disregarding Tom Holland’s performance, the movie was highly mediocre.

It was just a huge blur of massacre that made me confused as to what the message was beyond the movie. Maybe it was what it was but in my opinion, the best movies are the ones with the strongest message. The ones that make me think about the events even after days of the watch.

The Devil All The Time: Robert Pattinson as Reverend Teagardin. Photo Cr. Glen Wilson/Netflix © 2020

I also have to make a note about the cast of Robert Pattinson. I was truly bamboozled by his character. The pronounciation and accent was midly infuriating, where I would find myself repeting some words he weirdly prounced and started chuckling. The way he would give his lines was also not creepy, as I believe it should be, but simply out-of-place. His character was made for us, the viewer to hate it, but instead I ended up charging that ‘hate’ onto the interpretation itself. Did they cast him due to his Hollywood history? Did they contact him because they thought he would be great for the part? I am genuinly curious.

Image Source: Everett Collection

I do however, have to give credit where credit is due and Harry Melling was absolutely incredible in his performance. My friend and I have been shouting “RETURN” ever since we watched the movie and it’s as hilarious as creepy. Happy to see our little Dudley Dursley from Harry Potter has sprounted into such a talented and versitile actor, in such demanding role.

Anyways, the story was also just about slaughter left and right. Everyone just had their reasons for the killings. Simply because they liked doing it, family interests, personal interests, I mean there’s a reason for every occasion.

Cinematographically I have nothing to point out. No daring camera angles or editing worth mentioning. Smooth I supposed as I hate when the camera man makes a 360º when following characters and on fighting scenes, as it makes me nausous, and I don’t recall feeling sick so that’s always a plus.

I believe the only teaching I retained from the movie was that parents should be more careful of what they teach their kids because it will follow them for life.

If you want to give this movie a watch I won’t judge but please don’t build expectations on the movie due to the cast like I did.

It is definitely not a must-watch but it can be appreacited by it’s mediocrity.

I mean, if it wasn’t for this type of movies how could we know what a good and excellent movie looks and feels like?

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