Tell me you just told me how the movie ends, without telling me you just told me how the movie ends… is what I thought after the first few minutes of this new action/thriller, Beast, starring Idris Elba. But, since that happens with a lot of movies, I let it slide. Only to realize this film is almost completely predictable and still entertaining at the same time.
Now I think Idris is an absolutely great actor, who delivers in pretty much everything. But I kinda felt like Beast was one of those, you make this movie for me and I’ll make this movie for you, deals. Although it’s not a great story by any means, it does have some pretty good Jump-Scare moments throughout the film. And for me, that’s what saves it.
Goin back to the story, it was pretty predictable. And the more the film went on, the more I found myself shaking my head. Adding to that, the not-great but not too bad CGI didn’t help either. More than a few times, when it came to the Beast, I couldn’t get into it cause even though it looked ok, I couldn’t believe it was real.
But, I do think there is hope for Beast. When my screening was over, I did notice that there was pretty good applause goin on from the crowd I watched it with. Although I probably won’t watch it again anytime soon, I think there could be a pretty decent word-of-mouth campaign from other movie-goers getting the curiosity of others to check it out as well.