All right movie, redeemed by it's outrageous ending
I'm running low on my watch list. It seems everything I want to see now is not available for streaming on Amazon or Netflix, and thus, I have started settling for movies that to be quite frank, I would never watch, had I something better to do, or a general purpose in life. Similarly my quest for frightening movies has ended, as it seems that I've seen them all. After watching Grave Encounters last night and suffering not even a flinch, I have replaced the idea of 'scary' with 'entertaining'. If I can watch a movie the whole way through these days, it's an aberration from the norm. To the movie 'Evidence's' credit, it was entertaining, and I'm glad I stuck through till the ending.
The plot circles around a horrific crime scene in which multiple people are murdered and mutilated beyond recognition. We learn from the beginning that there are some survivors, though we are not informed of their identities. Luckily for the police, a tape that documents that groups nightmare is recovered, which (of course) the police must review in order to try and solve the crime.
For fear of spoiling the movie, I'm not going to go more in-depth in regards to it's plot. This is the kind of movie where the less you know, the better. It's a typical 'who dun nit?', and it truly does keep you guessing until the end. I have to admit that about 3/4 into the film, I was starting to get bored. "Here we go again, another ridiculous serial killer movie", I thought to myself. I'm glad I followed through with it though because the plot twist and ending is so outrageous that it actually redeems the rest of the film which was mediocre at best.
Evidence is kind of a hybrid of 'Found-Footage' and conventional cinematography, which I liked. It's definitely one of the best looking in the sub-genre, comparable to 'As Above/So Below' in terms of cinematography. Sure there is some shaky camera moments, but overall the film is shot rather beautifully, which we attribute to the fact that one of the lead characters had conveniently been shooting a documentary before the havoc ensued.
Overall, this is not a great movie, and like I said earlier, if I had something better to do, I probably wouldn't have wasted my time with it. That aside, if you're running low on entertainment, and find yourself sitting around on a rainy day wanting to watch a movie, 'Evidence' does the trick. It's a mystery that for once keeps the viewer guessing until the climactic finale, and it's definitely a fun watch. I'll give it five stars because it exceeded my expectations by a long shot, but at the same time was nothing new or ground breaking.
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