Mark Mylod directs Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult and Ralph Fiennes in this dark satire where the wealthy visit an exclusive island restaurant only to discover chef has some unusual plans for them.
More “eat the rich”. Imagine the intentional industrial accidents of Willy Wonka’s factory but for people in designer clothing. Technically this is faultless, yet there’s not a lot of surprise or spark. It runs its rail, “tweezered to fuck.” Looking impeccable but cold and unfulfilling. There’s no real exploitation value or grander truth exposed, only occasionally biting enough to raise a laugh. You never get bored of the key cast, Hoult probably understands what the audience crave more than anyone else here does, yet my biggest take home was Anya Taylor-Joy looks even better with her hair down. And that ain’t exactly the most earth-shattering doggy bag to pop in your fridge.
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