11 November 2018 | robertemerald
Strange horror movie will please some ......
Void is an oddity. I'd best describe it as somewhere between Hellraiser and The Thing, but without the commanding theme of the former, and without the far better special effects of the latter. I'm reminded of the movie The Mist, and perhaps Alien as well. The effects are, well, kind of slapdash, with a lot of slosh and gore, but to my mind rather badly cobbled together, although this situation improves toward the end, and, gratefully, the movie at least delivers a very cinematic close. The acting and script are good, and there are aspects to the horror that certainly have potential, such as the mysterious figures that arrive at various junctures to shepherd the action. And there are various miens to the plot and characters that also have potential, such as characters that morph from bad to good and visa versa, and the different reactions from various unusual players that was also pretty original. The idea for the film is overall sound, but for me its execution (certainly by the mid-point) was just too confused to work properly. The film never seemed to have the time to concentrate on the tension before someone gets it, so to speak. I thought it lost shock potential here and there. It's certainly worth a look, and an important selection for anyone into collecting monster movies. A very hard movie to review. There's a lot going on, but it is definitely a very bloody horror movie, and it will entertain.