‘A Cure For Wellness’ is a fantasy/horror film directed by Gore Verbinski. It tells the story of an ambitious young executive who is sent at a ‘wellness center’ to retrieve the CEO of his company. During his journey, he starts suspecting that the ‘cure’, given to the patients, is not as “curing” as it may seem.
I strongly believe that this film deserves more than just a 47/100 on Metascore because this is an amazing film directed by an amazing director so please give it at least a 70/100.
I am gonna start this review by praising the art direction and the cinematography. The visuals of this film are just stunning and breath-taking [you can check the images below]: I loved how Gore Verbinski used a lot of reflections in his shots, this film is about water after all, I loved the color palette [cool-toned] because it really sets the mood of the film and I loved the composition of each shots. Moreover, the location is amazing, Verbinski really highlighted the beautiful mountains of the Swiss Alps.
Moving on to the plot; I think the story is very intriguing, very odd, it builds up well, the characters are very well-developed and their objectives change throughout the film. Nevertheless, I don’t feel like Verbinski was able to finish his story; at the end of the film, I felt like some things were still very vague and I felt like the story was not complete.
Concerning the acting, I think the performances of the actors/actresses are very believable, they conveyed perfectly the main idea that that they are ‘not well’ and, for the case of Jason Isaacs that they have bad intentions. I loved Dane Dehaan and Jason Isaacs, I think they both played their role very well. On top of that, the cast is on point.
Honestly, this film doesn’t feel 2h30mins because the story keeps things very interesting, and you stay at the edge of your seat the whole time; you just keep watching the film because you want to know what’s going to happen and I think that’s a very good thing.
To conclude, I think this film is worth your money and your time, so if you like fantasy/horror films, you should definitely watch it.
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