Monday, August 12, 2019

‘Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark’ and the Importance of Practical Monsters

Several times throughout Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, I found myself thinking of Hobbs & Shaw. Listen, I know there's little connection to be made between a ghost-and-ghoul spookshow based on a children's book and a Fast & Furious spinoff where The Rock quite literally lassos a helicopter with a tow chain. These are very different cinematic experiences. But I kept returning to Hobbs & Shaw's set-pieces, and how batshit bananas insane they may look, there isn't much weight to that CGI-heavy madness. There's no satisfying Action Oomph™ …

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