Spring

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This film started out with promise.

I didn’t expect a full-fledged horror film, despite the description. What I wasn’t prepared for, however, was a romance movie under the guise of science fiction.

And, let’s be completely honest here, the explanation of Louise’s (Nadia Hilker) strange ability makes literally no sense in either the real world or the world established in the film. She’s immortal only because she gives birth to herself, but somehow managed to survive a volcanic eruption and being encased in lava when she was a child? Did I miss something here? The love caveat is also cringe-inducing and makes everything even more ridiculous.

The monster effects are bad. I mean laughably awful.

The tone of Spring is all over the place, and clearly Justin Benson had no idea what kind of film he wanted this to be.

That said, there are some aspects that are positive. The performances of Lou Taylor Pucci and Nadia Hilker are strong, despite the occasionally weak script. The cinematography is breathtaking and beautiful. The score elicits dread and terror that, unfortunately, is never realized.

Overall, another film that wastes its potential.

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