Saturday, October 5

Movie Review: 1922 (2017)

1922 PosterFilm Title: 1922 (2017)
Length:    1h 42min 
Released:    20 October 2017
Genre:    Crime, Drama, Horror
Rating: TV- MA
Where I Got It: Netlfix


A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to assist. But their actions have unintended consequences.


A random watch the BF wanted to check out. I'm up for trying pretty much any movie. 

The story follows a farmer, Wilfred, who is about to lose the land he loves because his wife is tired of being there. With the help of the young son, Wilfred decides it's time to get rid of this troublesome wife. But their actions will curse them forever. 

An interesting concept for sure. And no one was innocent even the wife was a jerk and weird. Did she deserve it? Of course not - but I had little sympathy. I felt more for that dang cow. POOR COW! *Sobs* And I did feel for the son, but dang boy - be dumber. Love is blind I guess. 

This was suppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppper slow. So extremely slow I felt like this was a 2 hour movie. Yes, there was a lot of needed build-up and tension. Sure, but after the deed was done and we are waiting for the spooky to start happening I found myself yawning. Too slow that it took away the scariness for me. 

I also wish we got to see more of the spookiness. I think we seen the supernatural only a couple of times overall? Not enough and it was mainly just creepy...not scary. It really was more a psychological thriller. After a while it really did become more of a study of this character and how he is dealing with this curse/bad luck. It was intriguing to slowly see him slip into madness with his guilt and regret especially after what happens with the son. I didn't see that coming at all and Wilfred could not handle it. 

Overall, this wasn't a bad film. I did enjoy it for what it was. It was super slow and not really horror-y like I was hoping for. I do wish we got to see more of the supernatural aspects, but I did enjoy slowly watching this horrible man fall into madness. He deserved what he got for sure. It is all his fault for all the bad things. I'll give this 3 stars. 


Sophia Rose said...

Bummer about it being slow b/c a psychological thriller could be great this time of year.

Blodeuedd said...

Ehh, I think not ;)

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, I agree.

B, I don't blame ya.