Sunday, March 04, 2018

Review of 'The Limehouse Golem'

Apparently 'based' on the book by Peter Ackroyd, but it would be more accurate to say something like 'inspired by'. It's different in lots of ways, including the plot and the denoument.

Very bloody and violent, and rather graphic. It makes an attempt at the 'unreliable narrative' theme that underlies the book but I don't think it does it terribly well. It looks great, rather in the way that 'Penny Dreadful' does - um, why are we so keen to watch stuff about the cruelty and brutality of Victorian London?

Not surprised that this was not in cinemas for long - I'd meant to go see it, but it was gone before I got the chance. Bill Nighy plays one of his regular slightly confused characters, but it's not his usual sort of film - it's close to horror.

Watched on TV via Chromestream and Chromecast, following informal distribution.

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