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I don't know an awful lot about H.P. Lovecraft's written work, but 'Colour Out of Space' is based on one of his stories and I can't say how faithful it is, but it certainly is 'out there.'
Nicolas Cage plays the father of a family living in the middle of the woods whose lives are severely disrupted by a meteorite landing in their back garden. Naturally, things don't go well as this lump of rock contains a lot more than they bargained for... namely a lot of 'purple.'
The film comes in at about one hour and forty minutes and don't expect too much in the way of horror or monsters in the first half. It's all about building the characters (quite slowly!), but don't turn it off in disgust as it sure picks up in the last act. It's a kind of psychedelic horror film with plenty of gross effects and excellent computer generated weirdness. There seem to be a lot of 'practical' creature effects mixed with some great use of computer-generated graphics where the colour purple swirls around our human landscape.
Nicolas Cage is possible the film's major selling point when it comes to 'star power' and he does his best to 'dial back' his natural tendency to 'chew up' the scenery. He plays quite a muted character (by his own acting standards) and only really hints at going 'full Cage' towards the end.
It's quite a slow film, but ultimately if you like your creature-features then you'll probably find it quite rewarding in the end.
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