Tuesday, September 14th
You guys!!! I just got home from watching Candyman, it’s like 1am… but I am shook! It was sooo good. Honestly didn’t expect it to be so good, but I also didn’t know Jordan Peele wrote it prior to watching. Makes so much sense! I initially just thought it was another scary movie, but Val said it was a “psychological thriller” and that’s way more fitting. We hit the 9:55pm showing at Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood. It was actually packed! So surprised. It was a small theater (reclining chairs for the win), but almost every seat was taken. People were laughing & cracking jokes too… weirdly I love hearing people’s reactions.
IMDB plot: A sequel to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.
.@Deadline discusses Nia DaCosta making history as the first Black female director to open at number one at the box office.
— Candyman (@CandymanMovie) September 3, 2021
First off! The reviews have been raving. Apparently the movie is directed by a female named Nia DaCosta, which is fire in itself. Even more fire that she’s the first black female filmmakers to debut in the #1 movie spot. Another really great selling point: it’s only an hour 30 minutes. I literally can’t stand when movies are unnecessarily over 2 hours, like Shang-Chi lmao unpopular opinion for sure. From the jump, you’re immediately engaged in the movie. Candyman is made out to be this bad character, & if you say his name 5 times in the mirror, then he comes and kills you. Creepy right? I literally had to call bae on the way home lmao so on edge!
jordan peele is a genius.
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) September 15, 2021
The whole plot is just wild, and Jordan does an incredible job of tying in a meaningful takeaway message. At the very end, the cops come and shoot Candyman — because he’s a black man. Not going to spoil it, but you’ll understand when you see it. I heard it’s better if you see the original Candyman first (but who has time for that lmao).
Overall highly recommend it! This is a must-see & really makes you think.