When I first saw Rosemary’s Baby (1968), I hated it. So now, I’m giving it another shot, thinking that maybe I missed something. Nope. I still find it dreadfully bland and anticlimactic. There are aspects of it that I enjoyed, so I’ll talk about those.
The set is beautiful. The apartments and the decorations within each are incredible. I’m curious if they were actually someone’s personal spaces that they used for filming, but not enough to take a closer look anywhere. Mia Farrow is gorgeous and had it not been her in the lead role, I’m not sure I could’ve stomached the entire 136 minutes. I thought some recent horror films were long and uneventful, but this one, GAWD, come on!
The score is alright, not overpowering or too dramatic. Her strange dreams are fun, though nonsensical, and should’ve been cut back as the rest of the movie. Seriously, why is this thing so long? Didn’t they edit anything in 1968? I thought there was something else that I enjoyed, but I’m miserably mistaken.
I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but I think Rosemary’s Baby is just a big waste of time. I barely feel comfortable giving it 1 out of 5 Stars.