The Body (2018)

Directed by Paul Davis.  Written by Davis and Paul Fisher.  Starring Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau, David Hull, Ray Santiago, Harvey Guillen, Max Adler, Alex Winter’s voice and John Landis in a small cameo.

Plot: a hitman finds his work difficult when he has to transport a body on Halloween and 3 clueless young people get in his way

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This is the Halloween movie of Into the Dark, the Hulu series.  I liked it just fine, but DJ hopes they get better from here.  It’s a dark comedy that DJ didn’t find that funny or that dark.

In the film, a hitman kills a guy and is transporting the body to the drop off point when he runs into a group of young people that think his “costume” is killer and want to take him to a party.  Since someone’s slashed his tires, he agrees to go in exchange for a ride, but things don’t go as planned.  At the party, he meets Maggie, a strange girl who tries to get inside his head and doesn’t mind the fact that the body is real.  He also meets 3 people who lock him in an escape room after they find out the body is real and then they argue about what to do with said body.

Suffice it to say, the movie is NOT about a hitman getting rid of a body, but rather a hitman and a young woman who’s decided to fall in love with him, trying to get that body back.

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DJ didn’t like that story.  And he didn’t like Maggie, the hitman’s “love interest”.  I kind of did though.  I sort of wanted the two of them to run off into the sunset together, but that wasn’t to be.  Instead, the hitman only kisses Maggie and then stabs her, more than once, in the stomach.  Then, he goes and kills the 3 people who took his victim’s body.  When everyone is dead you think it’s over until Maggie pops back up and kills the hitman.  Boooo!  Neither of us liked the end.  Which stopped me from really liking the movie a lot.  DJ, however, pretty much hated it.

The reason I liked it up till the end was that it was funny.  The acting was beautifully done, the direction was on point and I thought it was fun to watch.  And did I mention the hitman is hot!  The reason DJ didn’t like it was because he thought the whole thing was stupid.  He didn’t find it funny, he thought it was unoriginal and he didn’t like any of the characters.  So, I recommend giving this Hulu movie a chance, but DJ doesn’t.

My score: 56.  DJ’s score: 25.

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