The Good Son
The major selling point of The Good Son was how dramatically Macaulay Culkin was playing against type. As it turns out, the three of us remembered more about our initial reactions to that than we did anything from the film itself.
Unfortunately, once you get past the novelty of seeing Kevin McCallister transformed into Michael Myers, there's just not much going on here. Ideas are presented but not explored, characters don't change that much, and in its race to check every box on the list of thriller cliches, the movie forgot to put a new spin on any of them.
Topics include: the project's evolution from a lower-budget/riskier concept into a safer and more mainstream major release, a score that draws attention to itself for all the wrong reasons, at least three other much simpler ways to tell this story, a lot of love for Elijah Wood, listener comments, and much much more!