With wooden acting, a plodding storyline, and several cringeworthy changes from the source material, the 2022 version indeed starts a fire – a dumpster fire.
U.S. Release Date: 2022-04-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Richard Coyle, Victoria Yeates, William Nadylam, Jessica Williams, Callum Turner, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Madds Mikkelsen, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston
An unnecessary, joyless affair, it plods along offering “canonical” tidbits to fans but very little to casual viewers.
For those who enjoy stews that mix warped comedy with twisted horror, it hits the spot.