Mustafaster wrote:Limehouse Golem is pretty decent.
Bill Nighy is about the best actor currently working imo. The rest of the cast are very good.
It looks exactly like an Atkinson Grimshaw painting brought to life. Ace.
The use of Wm Blake's Ghost of a Flea as a trope for the Golem a nice touch.
I read the book back in the day, so knew the twist at the end. Dunno if it was predictable, others are better placed to judge.
Really well paced, never drags.
Ah right, wasn't really meaning to aim this at anyone in particular [since three others have mentioned they liked it], but since you brought up the 'twist' thing, yeah, I spotted it well early on and was disappointed to find out I was right.
As for the rest of the film, I like Bill too and it all looked very nice etc, but overall I was a bit disappointed. Kinda felt like a well funded version of a TV series thing, like, say, Ripper Street or Whitechapel. I watched it at home on the TV and thought it suited the setting - very much a 'Sunday night at home' watch.
Coincidentally, Mrs DL's best mate has written some novels in the last three years, a series set back in the old music hall days, with a youngish lass called Kitty Peck [a bit like the female lead in Golem] inheriting some East End gangland throne and having to investigate a few murders and suchlike along the way. It was interesting how many similar characters to those in her books cropped up in Golem. Or, perhaps more accurately, t'other way round. [No idea if she'd read it.]