Pretty, but hardly innovative. The typical projections about blossoming womanhood as seen by a male director, dressed up by beautiful photography. Has nice moments and lovely tableaux, but, honestly, kind of silly. The sort of film that could impress an audience who don't watch a lot of films.
As with Christopher Smith's "Black Death", there is a terrifyingly infinite potential of the unknown borne of ignorance and faith. Whether seen as a feminist parable, a study of puritanical mores, or a group isolation horror, "The Witch" loses its power the moment we see the object of fear, for seeing is believing in a way. To come to our own beliefs without seeing would have been a greater test of our faiths.
una fotografía que a ratos es agradable, pero que se ve abrumada por toda la espectacularidad de la postproducción. una banda sonora que ensordece todo, utilizada solo como recurso extra para agudizar escenas de suspenso. las películas de terror siempre estan construidas con la misma formula. el cliché y la comercialización por sobre todo
While I do believe in the occult, Eggers' debut has some of its dark atmosphere with the unsettling music fitting in perfect & a little cast giving out some pretty strong performances (including Taylor-Joy) (plus the strange ending) all enough to make you think of the worst yet to come in that world. The spookiest film of the decade I've ever seen! 0_0