5 New Images Of Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska & Matthew Goode In 'Stoker'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
January 22, 2013 6:05 PM
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Judging by the reactions to our review of Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" out of the Sudance Film Festival, it seems that some of you only want to hear that this movie is the greatest. And admittedly, we were looking forward to it (certainly this writer was), and while commenters love to point to the other sites that have given the movie positive notices, that's a pretty tepid rebuttal all around. As always, it's worth judging for yourself, and you'll have your chance very soon, but until then here are some new pics.

The film comes from the pen of Wentworth Miller and follows India (Mia Wasikowska), whose father dies in a car crash, leaving her to adjust to her newly moved in Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) and her chilly mom (Nicole Kidman). Certainly, the potential for a Hitchcock-ian potboiler is there, but our man in Park City just couldn't roll with the film's style over anything else. He writes that the film "is beyond help...and only gets worse and worse as Charlie's true backstory is revealed, the logic goes out the window, and the visual chaos and soapy melodrama overwhelm the offended senses."

But you'll be able to determine for yourself if "Stoker" succeeds when it opens on March 1st.

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  • Cate | January 23, 2013 6:37 PMReply

    Kevin, you should know your readership better than to assign reductive causes to explain the collective outrage. Getting passive aggressive on Rodrigo's behalf does not make the complaints about his rampantly spoilerific review any less valid. He is perfectly free to not like the film; readers are perfectly free to take him to task for spoiling the film for them.

  • Sakul | January 23, 2013 12:23 PMReply

    Some of the People complaining about the negative review were just crazy Kidman fans who didn't want yet another movie of hers to be panned.

  • Julie | January 23, 2013 6:23 AMReply

    It was not that the reviewer gave the movie a D- what made some of us get mad, it was the poorly written review he did, full of spoilers. Of course he has the right to not like the film, bet he's a movie critic, so he's supposed to argument why there were some aspects he did not like.

  • Nice Try | January 23, 2013 1:09 PM

    It was a solid review. You were just butthurt cause you're a fangirl with an investment. Those who didn't care either way saw it for what it was.

  • poobah | January 23, 2013 12:39 AMReply

    "Judging by the reactions to our review of Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" out of the Sundance Film Festival, it seems that some of you only want to hear that this movie is the greatest."

    Want some cheese with that whine, fellas?

  • Tyrannosaurus Max | January 23, 2013 7:39 AM

    oh my god that's grand.

  • Alan B | January 22, 2013 10:11 PMReply

    "Judging by the reactions to our review of Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" out of the Sudance Film Festival, it seems that some of you only want to hear that this movie is the greatest." Nah, it's just that we don't want to hear plot spoilers: just an interesting opinion with meaningful observations. But, seriously, thanks for playing ...

  • JP | January 22, 2013 8:26 PMReply

    I don't think anyone has a problem that The Playlist didn't like the movie. It was just the remarkably infantile way that the reviewer went about expressing it, in addition to loading the content full of spoilers.

    It has nothing to do with us only wanting to hear that the movie is the greatest. (I'm not sure where you got THAT from, but to each his own.) I like a constructive negative review as much as the next guy, but we sure as hell didn't get that in the review.

  • knative | January 22, 2013 6:47 PMReply

    It just seems like people who hate this film, HATE this film. Everyone else likes it pretty well. I didn't like Oldboy, but I liked Thirst, so I still kind of want to see it. I think Snowpiercer will be better though.

  • Nikki | January 22, 2013 6:15 PMReply

    I just don't like it when reviews are filled with spoilers. It just ruins the film for everyone else.

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