"The Babadook" started out creepy and atmospheric enough, but by the midpoint, it telegraphed its punches so clearly that I knew both (a) what was going to happen in the second half, and (b) not to worry too much. Maybe the "child in peril" angle scares parents more than it does those of us who have opted to remain childless. It's a *good* movie all right, mostly thanks to Essie Davis's performance, but I was expecting more based on the critical hype it received.
Just finished reading the book, Wild. Excellent entertainment and sure to be an American classic decades from now ... similar to The Man Who Walked Through Time ... although Wild is written by a better author, a wordsmith. Good job, Cheryl Strayed. I am looking forward to the movie tonight at El Con. Seeing Wild is my 68th birthday present from my wife. We're taking my adult granddaughter.
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