The Lighthouse

In a lot of ways this movie reminded me of The Lobster.  In that movie there was a ton to like – a fantastic cast, a unique plot and a willingness to do something outside of what we usually see in today’s movies.  I wanted to love that movie as I wanted to love this movie although if I am being honest I enjoyed this one a little bit more.  Even though we all know where the story was going it was interesting to watch the tenuous friendship between the two works devolve.  In the end the story felt a little bit trapped, not unlike the two men themselves.

The acting was fantastic and that boosted my rating of the film.  In the first half Dafoe does the heavy lifting but in the second half Pattinson shows chops that I didn’t know he had.

IHATEBadMovies.com reviews The Lighthouse

Movie title: The Lighthouse

Movie description: Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Date published: 2020-01-11

Director(s): Robert Eggers

Actor(s): Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes, Kyla Nicolle, Shaun Clarke, Pierre Richard, Preston Hudson, Jeff Cruts

Genre: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

My Review

In a lot of ways this movie reminded me of The Lobster.  In that movie there was a ton to like – a fantastic cast, a unique plot and a willingness to do something outside of what we usually see in today’s movies.  I wanted to love that movie as I wanted to love this movie although if I am being honest I enjoyed this one a little bit more.  Even though we all know where the story was going it was interesting to watch the tenuous friendship between the two works devolve.  In the end the story felt a little bit trapped, not unlike the two men themselves.

The acting was fantastic and that boosted my rating of the film.  In the first half Dafoe does the heavy lifting but in the second half Pattinson shows chops that I didn’t know he had.

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