Antlers is an interesting folklore of a film that finds its footing quite quickly. Early on we are introduced to Keri Russell’s character Julia Meadows who has a complicated past with her father and brother Paul Meadows played by the always excellent Jesse Plemons, this character is a far departure from the over-the-top character he had in Disney’s Jungle Cruise earlier this year. As we dive deeper into the story it seems to be much more sinister of a tale going on.
While I was watching Antlers I could not but be reminded of a book I read years ago called ‘A God in The Shed’. It has that similar mysterious figure being hunted down vibe while some people referred to it as a possible God like creature. Scott Cooper best known for ‘Out of the Furnace’ delivers the atmospheric goods in Antlers with help from Guillermo Del Toro as the producer of this low budget thriller. It works in spades; however, I could not help to notice that it did feel like a movie we’ve seen before.
It does have a lot of star power behind it, when it comes to the story however, it could have been much better than it was. I am not calling Antlers a bad film, but it is not a great one either. I did enjoy Antlers quite a bit, as a cool popcorn thriller. It has its ups and downs, but it has more upside than it does downside.
Overall Grade: 3/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar