Fantasia Review: ‘The Reckoning’ is a disappointment

The Reckoning (Large)

There might not be another movie with so timely a premise: a witch hunt during a plague. In these times of our society starting actually to address how we treat women and, you know, a plague, The Reckoning has a lot going for it right out of the gate.

Add to this writer and director Neil Marshall, a man who has a history of putting out high-grade b-movies that I tend to love and suddenly you have a compelling sales pitch for a film.

I’m pointing all of this out because The Reckoning is a stunning example of a film that has everything going for it but then fails to capitalize on any of it.

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