We have chosen two very different genres for you this weekend! Let’s start with the excellent Lisey’s Story series adapted by Stephen King himself and the really cool Sweet Tooth series adapted from a popular DC comics!
Check out our mini-reviews and have a great weekend!
For fans of Stephen King, this adaptation of his book Lisey’s Story, is not to be missed! First of all, it is the master himself who wrote this adaptation and then by the quality of its casting starting with Julianne Moore, Clive Owen and Dane DeHaan and also the crew with the director Pablo Larraín (Jackie) and the cinematographer Darius Khondji (Se7en) who offers us a beautiful cinematography! The story proposes us to follow the widow of a successful writer. We discover her life in the present with her relationship with her sisters but also in the past through her memories of her life with her husband. This one left her a game of tracks to help her with her memories with a mysterious reward at the end. These two stories are really interesting to follow, especially when she discovers another aspect of her husband and especially his gift and his curse. The mixture between the two stories is really well brought thanks to beautiful visual and sound transitions. The fantasy aspect is not going to be long to appear and it is very interesting to see the different realities coexist. Moreover, one of these realities is quite disturbing but not as much as the terrifying Dane DeHaan! The series is very interesting on its approach of the themes of mourning and the thin line between madness and genius.
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, and adapted by the author himself, “Lisey’s Story” is a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey Landon (played by Moore) two years after the death of her husband, famous novelist Scott Landon (played by Clive Owen). A series of unsettling events causes Lisey to face memories of her marriage to Scott that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind.
Fans of fantasy and post-apocalyptic, you will be delighted with this Netflix adaptation of the comic book Sweet Tooth. The story follows a young hybrid boy who tries to find his mother in a world that has become totally hostile, especially towards hybrid children. The hero will soon find himself in the company of a big guy who will help him in his quest. Their duo works wonderfully almost like a father and son relation. The candid side of the boy, raised in isolation from society, is very refreshing in this devastated and pitiless world, even if it will necessarily bring him a lot of trouble. But also excellent and touching sequences when the boy meet nice people. We will discover the different aspects of this world thanks to the many characters and their various positions in this new society. The many flashbacks really help to advance the story and make it even more rich and interesting. Without forgetting the various interventions of the voice over (sublimated by James Brolin) and its very mocking tone and black humor. We can’t help but make parallels with the current world situation. The 8 episodes go by at high speed and we never get bored in this quest which will be rich in surprises!
Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers— about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined. Based on the DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire, SWEET TOOTH is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Beth Schwartz, Robert Downey, Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran.