#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will regret the day it baited this man, as he digs deeper and deeper into the secrets and lies upon which the commune is built.
Plot: In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.
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I think far too many movies that go for a similar vibe to _Apostle_ aren’t willing to take that very important step into actually embracing your supernatural/fantasy/gothic elements. _Apostle_ on the other hand, goes full hog saying “fuck that”, and in turn I’m saying “Please sir, may I have some more.”
_Final rating:★★★½ – I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._
***Mysterious first half devolves into muddled half-baked horror cheese***
A man in 1905 Wales (Dan Stevens) goes undercover as a member of a weirdo cult to save his captive sister on an isolated island.
“Apostle” (2018) has a similar plot to “The Wicker Man” (1973/2006) and a setting akin to “The Village” (2004) and “The Ritual” (2017), but it’s the least of these.
The first half is a decent set-up; a little dull, but nice and mysterious with a fantastic setting and village set. Unfortunately, the second half devolves into half-baked horror cheese with a couple of random torture scenes to supposedly keep things “exciting.”
I was shocked at how bad the second half was — bad flow, no finesse, ill-conceived, lack of consistency, too ambiguous — just lousy wannabe-horror filmmaking. It’s like the director needed 20 more minutes to properly tell the story, but was pressured to keep the movie as close to 2 hours as he could and so clumsily forced the footage in the second half together.
Nevertheless, the movie’s provocative upon reflection, particularly its commentary on human-made hybrid religions and the potential for corruption and abuse thereof. Think Jeroboam’s syncretic religion when the northern kingdom of Israel broke from Judah; he concocted two golden calf idols and appointed illegitimate “priests.” It was influenced by Judaism and featured some of its trappings, but left out the most important part (God).
The film runs 2 hours, 10 minutes and was shot in Wales. I would like to see a “Director’s Cut” that runs at least 2.5 hours with all the expository footage that was unfortunately left on the cutting room floor.
GRADE: C (First half B- / Second half D)
Interesting and compelling thriller
Not sure why all the very negative reviews. While not a masterpiece, I found this pretty enjoyable. Yes, if you’re expecting the in media res of The Raid you’re probably in for a disappointment, as this is a bit of a slower burn. There are some pretty intensely violent moments but they are in the minority. No, it is not a perfect movie, but I think it successfully segues from period piece to horror film pretty well. Some people will probably have a problem with the fact that it isn’t enough of one or the other. It’s a difficult film to classify and there are some narrative holes. But I think it has enough interesting elements, stand-out scenes, and general intrigue to warrant a 7/10.
Visually stunning garbage
The new Netflix film Apostle is 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back again. Unlikeable characters, gratuitous violence, clunky and pretentious dialogue, plot incoherence, and if the pacing was any slower it’d be going backwards. A film so bad only professional critics will like it.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Gareth Evans
Writer Gareth Evans
Actors Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn, Paul Higgins, Bill Milner
Country UK, USA
Awards 1 win & 8 nominations.
Production Company Severn Screen Limited, XYZ Films
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A