This is a movie made in a very particular style. I rather liked it. Or should I say, I really loved the look and feel of it, but the story felt a little weaker by comparison.
Here’s a man. He lives by himself. Sometimes a horn blows and someone from a castle leaves a message, and then he tramps off and kills a monster.
Of course, the monster he really wants to kill the most is one that killed his daughter.
Movies that focus on only one character, like this and like The Night Eats The World, mean three things to me. The first is that the person in the role has to be good, the second is that the role has to be very good, and the third is that the story (plot/narrative/worldbuilding/pace) has to be very, very good.
The person in the role was good. The role was good. The story was average.
Even now, writing up these review notes so that I don’t have to keep them all in my memory tower, I’m asking awkward questions of the world building. So I’m going to stop here, before I spoil it for myself, because the premise was alright and the execution was also alright, it just could have been a little better is all.
The look was spot on though.