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3 Major Flaws in the Film 'Identity'
Warning - contains *Spoilers' - all over!
It wont be a review as such, just three basic criticisms of the movie. Without these flaws the movie would have fared well - in fact very well, beating major blockbusters and probably reaching a very high position among 2003 movies.
1) Some may disagree but - the ending is predicable. The major flaw resides in the scene where this little boy goes to his dying mom's room and then comes back. And THEN everyone immediately discover that his mom is dead. Whoever watched the movie knows to what scene I refer. Now, after that moment I immediately knew that the boy MUST BE a serial killer and whoever is intelligent enough must have picked it up straightaway too, and the situation was not bettered by portraying Cusack as murderer - the plot was out at that moment. If not for that scene, I would never have guessed till the end: they should have deleted that scene.
2)This may sound a bit silly but if all these 10 people were just his 'personalities' then they did not even 'exist' in real life to begin with, but only in this crazy person's head. Now - the 'interest' factor certainly goes down: coz its not like he was killing real people one by one: the body was one, the mind was split. My point: the movie is far from being equated to the fascinating Agatha Christie's masterpiece 10 little Indians - with a similar plot - and it IS a shame.
3) I am not saying that cast could have been much better. Its OK - comparing this movie to the 'Strangers' movie released some time later or even the 'Devil'movie - it is fine. My point rather is NO MATTER how strong, mentally insane, evil, deceiving a boy may be in that it is NOT realistically physically possible that he performed some of the killing in the movie, especially taking a baseball bat and shoving it in a person's throat - killing him. This is just a minor comment, but come on...strong adult people often find it very difficult to kill themselves.