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Riveting psychological film
I give this film a 7/10 for many different reasons.
First of all, this isn't your typical horror film. It isn't filled with blood and gore, and there isn't sex and nudity. Instead, it's a psychological thriller that has your mind racing, which I enjoy. I've watched horror movies religiously for almost the past decade now, and have to say this is one that really intrigued me.
The story is about 2 siblings, Kaylie and Tim, who went through trauma as children, the daughter Kaylie believing the mirror was the cause for the tragedy that occurred in the home (the father shot dead and it is apparently caused by the son, and the mother is also murdered). Kaylie and Tim made a promise back then that one day, they would reunite and kill the mirror. Kaylie has a full blown plan of how to stop this mirror...and the effects are devastating.
I've been watching horror movies for so long now that the blood and gore is boring to me. It's been a long time since movies like Saw really got my attention, but this movie did. It starts slow and isn't a fast-paced movie, which is one of the reasons I didn't give it a higher rating, and also the ending wasn't one I enjoyed although it was extremely disturbing (but also predictable). The flashbacks from their childhood to the current were brilliant and extremely well edited. You have to pay attention, though, especially near the end as the flashbacks become closer together and merge more with the reality, causing confusion. The child actors also did an outstanding job.
Overall, this movie kept me at the edge of my seat (most of the time) and was psychologically thrilling. It wasn't a movie that chilled my bones or disturbed me greatly like some people might expect from a horror movie, but it was entertaining and surprising and a breath of fresh air to the horror movie industry, and I was pleased with it.
I saw Never Say Never on Wednesday at the premiere, and saw it again last night with two friends. So I've been in an environment where there's been some HUGE fans who were willing to pay for VIP tickets, and around people that thought it was going to be a terrible movie. And, I was shocked at how my friends reacted.
Although I'm a little biased since I've liked Justin since before he even became famous, this movie surprised me. I've always had to deal with people being extremely harsh on the 16 year old popstar, and saying things that nobody should be saying to anyone. So, I'm so glad this movie came out.
During the movie, it starts off with someone opening e-mails and seeing youtube videos, and then Justin's version of "With You" with only 50,000 views at the time pops up. It flashes forward to him being backstage about to perform at MSG, and flashes back and forth to the clip.
This movie has plenty of interaction with fans. They're interviewed, and talk about why they love Justin, and they're shown being ecstatic over being given tickets by Justin and his crew to have amazing seats to the concert. But, it wasn't just about the fans.
You see the difficulties Justin goes through. There's a point in the movie where Justin gets really sick, and is distraught over having to cancel a show. You see him at the doctor getting his vocal chords inspected (and gagging trying to do so), and you see him hug his mom and grandpa in his tour bus and laying in a dark room trying to find relief from being sick. You see clips of him trying to do homework and eat at the same time, and you see him try to be a normal kid. He was running around with his friends with everyone staring, and at one point his vocal coach said how "sometimes Justin talks about wanting to be normal, and we say 'you gave up being normal. This is your new normal.'" You get to meet Justin's family and hear about his mom and dad, and his grandparents and friends, and much, much more.
In the end, you see the story of how a normal kid with a dream ended up living it in a way nobody thought was possible. You see how even though he's the biggest popstar in the world, how he's totally a normal teenaged boy who likes to do teenaged things. It's extremely inspiring because of the fact that a 16 year old is doing what no other 16 year old has done before. And, it shows that if you follow your dreams and don't give up, that anything can happen. Justin got told "no" by so many record companies and told that he needed to have a platform like Nickelodeon or Disney to get him anywhere. But he wouldn't give up.
My friends, who walked into the movie thinking it was going to be terrible, walked out extremely surprised at how much they liked it. I've had many other friends who admitted they were almost ashamed at how much they liked it. I recommend this movie to anyone and everyone. If you love him, you'll love him more, and if you hate him, you at least would be able to understand him a little better before you judge him. Justin is a sweet, caring, hilarious 16 year old that's just living his dream and trying to be normal at the same time.
The only thing I could think of negative is that some of the parts in the trailers isn't in the movie, or a lot of the parts you see in the trailers are in the credits in just clips. So some parts give off the impression that there's more that you're going to see of that particular part, but in the end, I think everyone just wants a little bit more of Justin. And I'm sure that there's much, much more to come.
I usually don't comment on movies I see, but I felt like I needed to on this one. I saw this movie last night, and it was incredible. I had to sit in the second row, because the entire theater was packed. I knew from the beginning that it would be good.
When the movie started, it did go a little slow at certain times. That was only in the beginning though. They still added suspense to make you wonder what was going on, since they didn't reveal what was happening until a little bit later. Once the world starts coming to an end sooner than expected, an author tries to save his family from being a part of this tragedy. It's filled with suspense, terror, and draws you in. I looked around the theater and everyone's eyes were glued to the screen. It was intense, and if you truly believe this is going to happen, even frightening. There are parts that really tug at your emotions, and parts that take you by surprise.
Even though 2 of the main stars in this movie are young, they did an outstanding job. Everyone in this movie did an outstanding job. It didn't even seem scripted. The actors definitely helped make this movie what it was, because they made it so that you could feel what they were feeling.
Overall, I rate this movie a 9/10, because the very beginning had a few slow parts, and the ending...you'll see.
Do we have 3 years left or less to live? It's your call.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
The Best Horror Movie This Year!
Usually with horror movies, I'm disappointed. The plot would be bad, it would be rated R for too much unneeded nudity, the gore would be over the top, and the acting would be bad. For this movie, it's the opposite.
The beginning starts off with a boy in the backseat of a police car, when a car crash happens. The boy's friends save him and kill the two policemen.When a 17 year old girl named Mary goes to her parent's lakehouse, she wants to go meet up with a friend in the town. A boy walks in underage wanting a pack of cigarrettes, he offers the girl working there, which is Mary's friend Paige, that if she will let him have them he will let her go back with him and do drugs. They go to his motel, and unfortunately, his deranged 'gang' comes back when they are there, and worried about their secret getting out, they decide to kill the girls, and will do anything in their power to.
The plot was good, the storyline was realistic, the acting was terrific, the suspense was amazing, no nudity overload, the gore was added at the appropriate times, and it kept you on the edge of your seat. There was some disturbing scenes in this movie, and I would only recommend it for die-hard horror movie fans over the age of 14. There are some disturbing images that are not meant for eyes under 14.
The only thing I would change about this movie would be the ending, but overall I think that this movie has very much more pros than cons. It's a great movie, that I would enjoy watching over and over again.
American Beauty (1999)
I cried at the end...
This movie is amazing. I always heard about it and didn't really know if I wanted to see it, but really. It was truly beautiful. I laughed, I cried, I clapped...this movie just had me in all sorts of emotions. Tense, excited, happy, sad; just like a movie should do. It's a perfect movie if you're wanting to watch something beautiful, like I did. And don't worry about the R rating- if you're above 14 you can handle it.
really, one of the best movies i've seen. 10/10 5 stars 2 thumbs up
Another thing though, is that you probably won't be into it that much in the beginning, but you have to watch the WHOLE movie, because the ending, mostly, is the most beautiful part of the movie. So hold on, and have a great time watching.