07 May 2016

Midnight Special, 2016 - ★★★★

One of my most anticipated films of the year and I was left feeling it was satisfyingly good rather than great. Somebody once said that you could probably dispense with the first 20 minutes of most films (which is usually just setup) and jump straight into the story which is exactly what Nichols does. This is a mystery and you're constantly trying to discover what's going on and yet it's never frustratingly unclear. A fantastic soundtrack helps everything along. There's something missing though, the finale isn't bad but it always felt like everything was leading to something really special and on paper it is but in delivery it falters. The end credits feature a "a kind of bastardized version" of the title song by Ben Nichols' band, Lucero which was a great way to end (even if I was the only person left in the cinema to hear it).

May 07, 2016 at 08:56AM

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