A lot of people state in their observations and reviews that this movie tried too hard to be politically correct or "woke," and I agree. There was a lot throughout about how race relates to living with or without money, and hoe the police treat both those well off and not, and people based on their skin color. I feel this movie lost itself and the idea of who and what the Candyman was. Also, it lost what Tony Todd created in the character. The ending left a lot to be desired in regards to the character of the Candyman, and what he stood for - vengeance and power (both related to race and not).
As a horror film the deaths could be creative, but they were hidden for suspense, which did not always work. There was a good scene with teenage girls in a school bathroom, but the rest was just okay. This was a movie that fell flat, and in the end, what was the point. Maybe I missed something but this didn't really seem to relate to the story of the original Candyman. And Tony Todd was so misused in this movie.
And now life stuff -
I am headed to Phoenix for Phoenix Fan Fusion. You can find me at booth B720. I will have copies of my first three zombie books, my humorous cat book, and some bookmarks that I've created. Even if you do not have the funds to buy anything - come say hi! I always like to meet future and current fans!
Then next month things start to get busy again in my work life. If you do not know, I work as an adjunct English Professor, and graphic designer for a theater. I am going through all of my classes and editing and redoing the courses, so that will take a lot of time. I also have a couple of posters and art to create for the theater before October. This summer I teach two five week classes and in the fall I teach four classes. I am trying to figure out life and have four books that I am working on completing. So, I am busy, but I haven't forgotten that I have a fourth and final book promised to you, the readers. I plan on having that book completely written by the end of November. I have a book in the submission process that I should hear a yes or no on by the end of September. I am working on a book about stupid things people say when someone dies, and hope to have that finished by the end of October. The last book I am working on is a dark comedy about Lucifer.
If you have a story about something stupid someone said when a loved one, friend, or pet died, and do not mind sharing that with me, please feel free. Just let me know if you want your name published or if you want to remain anonymous.
I will try to keep everyone updated. I will also try to publish more news and reviews on this blog. Life gets in the way sometimes.
Link for Phoenix Fan Fusion -