A Consumer Society Vs. a free society. An Elaborate Recipe Vs. A dish without fanfare. Kitsch Vs. Minimalism. Domination Vs. Freedom. All these conflicts appear to be intertwined without any turning points. menuthe movie he stars in Anya Taylor-Joy It shows a different level of horror, in which gastronomy is used to haunt the protagonist and, As well as the audience.
Although there is something in the film that also acts Ralph Fiennes It doesn’t work quite right, everything’s done repetitive, predictable And surprises (something quite obvious) do not have the desired effect.
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What “The Menu” Is All About Anya Taylor-Joy’s Latest Horror Film
Anya Taylor-Joy became popular worldwide after working on the series produced by netflix queen’s trick, But his performance in Scary Stories had a very clear trajectory. Witch, fragmented why the soho mystery,
In menuthe director mark mylodA couple travels to an island off the coast to enjoy dinner in stages, in a wonderful service And absolutely exclusive to the diners.
Upon arrival, all those who had paid to enjoy the impeccable chef’s gastronomic performance Ralph Fiennes You will be surprised by every dish. The problem is, with every service they enjoy, something very, very bad could happen to them.
In addition to Taylor-Joy and Fiennes, the cast includes Nicholas Hoult, hong chau, Janet McTeer, judith light, reed birney, Paul Edelstein, amy carrero, arturo castro, Mark St. Cyr, Rob Yang why John Leguizamo,
What Works in Anya Taylor-Joy’s Latest Horror Film “The Menu”
The menu enters into the argument for a new way of confronting terror, something that has come across very well. Wild, beautiful revenge, body body body hey bloody marriageThree great exponents of this new generation.
these stories can Intertwine typical rising tensions of the same sexwith very deep line drop, in which intertext is marked: Jokes, pop references, political criticism constantly flit in the middle of his plots.
In menu That happens and with a lot of style: makes its dynamic sense The unexpected twist moments aren’t so shocking, The performance of its protagonist is also at a very high level compared to the rest of the cast.
Taylor-Joy dazzles again with the character created for her, while Fiennes He shines in the role of an ultra-military chefBut completely isolated from the rest of his employees and customers.
What’s Wrong With Anya Taylor-Joy’s Latest Horror Film “The Menu”
Despite their successes, unfortunately menu It fails in one of the most important aspects proposed: sarcasm. Because although it is understood that with humor they try to reduce the kind of terror they want to propose, there are moments in which the tone is mixed: do they want to make people laugh or do they want to scare want to create?
This ambiguity comes to the fore almost all the time, at the same time, with some secondary characters like Leguizamo or Hoult: neither dramatic, nor comic, neither sinister, nor sarcastic. There is a lack of definition at key moments.
meanwhile Wild Ann bloody marriageFor example, the use and misuse of checkered cloth To strike directly at the viewer and produce the desired effect, in menu Always waiting for something to happen that takes time to come.
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when plot twist Generates what’s coming horror fan, it’s too late. yes, the third verb is coercion, as it also happens in smile (Case in point another prologue to a stylistic 2022 new horror), But It’s Not Enough: The Final Stage of menu it was soft