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Yep. That’s The Ward. The latest from the old chain smoker himself. So you watched it. So did I.

If someone had asked you to watch it blind without all the hype would you have said it was a John Carpenter movie? I doubt it. A lot has to do with the editing style. Stay Alive. Pulse. The Forgotten. Every other movie starring a teen in peril in the past fifteen years.

This is John Carpenter? The guy hasn’t done anything theatrically since the atrocity that is Ghost of Mars. The Ward (featuring Jared Harris and a bunch of dames who look pretty identical) hasn’t gotten its US release yet, but it will. It will because it looks generic and boring and because the man’s body of work has earned him that right.

But this one. I don’t think it’ll be the big comeback we’ve been waiting for.