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Possessor from Brandon Cronenberg

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Posted on November 4, 2020 at 09:19:22
tunenut
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I saw the name of the director and had to check...yes this is David Cronenberg's son. Since I am a pretty huge fan of elder Cronenberg, I had to check this out.

The apple has not fallen far from the tree. This is stylish, gory, with plenty of interesting ideas and a great visual sense.

The plot (and this is not a spoiler as it is revealed in the first few minutes) concerns a business where the killer takes over the body of a person close to the victim to perform a hit. So they become the possessor to murder someone, then commit suicide and return back to their own body.

It's not a completely perfected technology apparently. It gets messy.

There are lots of clever ideas here, including a look at a data mining assembly line. The acting is fine. If it does not add up to a masterpiece and feels somewhat minor, it is, after all, his first movie. I look forward to more from him.

 

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It was like the apple . . . , posted on November 6, 2020 at 13:03:31
Billy Wonka
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hadn't fallen from the tree at all. I thought Sean Bean was rather good for being out of place from his usual "historical" roles. Not for everybody but a good transfusion for Goth moviegoers.

 

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