Dude Rates Movies

Doctor Sleep

Poster of the movie
Mike Flanagan | 2019 | UK, USA
Sunday 21 November 2021 (watched)

Basically, Kubrick Shyamalaned the original Shining by making the supernatural blend into the natural, observing it through phenomenological manifestations rather than subjective ones, which maximize suspense and tension. Doctor Sleep does the opposite, with full-fledged telekinesis super-power stuff, which completely undermines the mystery. Also the movie is tasteless, starting with Rebecca Ferguson's ridiculous hat.