We've watched a new horror movie based on Stephen King's and Joe Hill's book of the same name, In the Tall Grass. Read our review of the movie In the Tall Grass in the article.
After hearing the boy's cry for help, his brother and sister go to a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover that there may be no way out ... and that something evil is lurking in it
'In the Tall Grass' is a book by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, first published in two parts, the first in June / July and the second in August 2012, marking their second collaboration, following a book from In 2009, Throttle.
This is the third Netflix adaptation (Gerald's Game, 1922) of Stephen King's book, which he co-wrote with his son, Joe Hill. And while I've already written about being a huge fan of King, I'm not really thrilled with the works that he wrote with his son Hill. Interestingly, Hill's books are great when working on them on their own. Given that the original material, In the Tall Grass is nothing special, it's hard then that this Netflix adaptation can do better.
In the Tall Grass actually looks pretty good, even though almost the entire movie takes place in tall green grass. A good, tense and creepy atmosphere was created, which, alongside the actors, was the best thing about the movie.
The cast is also very good, especially to highlight the most famous of them, Patrick Wilson (Conjuring), who has many times shown himself to be an excellent actor.
As I wrote above, the story is not good. The mystery was created at the very beginning, with this strange, mysterious and interesting thing, let's call it a maze of tall grass, but besides, almost everything is pretty bad. We have almost no explanation for the things that happen in the movie, and the craziness in the movie grows more and more. Plus, while the beginning is good, interesting, tense and creepy, with a few solid jump scare scenes, it takes us 40 minutes of live boredom and lots, lots of green grass. Towards the end again a little better, more interesting and tense, but with a bunch of things not explained again. It should also be added that the characters and the movie are mostly idiots.
The Netflix movie In the Tall Grass was certainly not helped by the frequent outbursts of the main characters' feelings, as well as the actually quite irritating music, which should have scared us. There are also some beings that I have nothing to say about because very little is generally known about them. We can assume what, or who they might be, but that is all, we have no real explanation.
In the Tall Grass was never intended to be a big blockbuster movie, unfortunately, it didn't offer much in the story, but for one to two views, in full dark and very loud, not even that bad. Mostly I like to look at all of King's adaptations, and what it was like, In the Tall Grass is a golden mean somewhere. It can be seen that King, as well as various studios, want to make the most of the popularity that King regained in Hollywood after the 2017 IT Chapter One movie, since we've had Gerald's Game, 1922, Pet Sematary, IT Chapter Two and now In the Tall Grass, and the Mr. Mercedes, NOS4A2 and Castle Rock (by clicking on the link you will go for a review, as you can see, we are really following all of King's adaptations). We are also getting Doctor Sleep, Salem's Lot, The Long Walk, From a Buick 8 and the mini-series The Stand. Other adaptations are also being talked about.