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Advantages: Erm, music is ok
Disadvantages: Everything else, I hated it apart from the music
Film Only Review:
Renai and Josh Lambert (Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson) move into a new home with their 3 children one of them being a young boy called Dalton (Ty Simpkins).
One day Dalton heres a noise in the antic and he goes up to investigate and has a fall but he's ok and just gets a telling off from his parents about going up there. Next day though he cannot be woken up and the hospital simply say he is in a coma. Three months later the family move, taking Dalton with them (still in a coma) for a fresh start and this is when paranormal activities and people being seen really start. Renai, freaked out by all of this and having a sick child to gets her husbands mother Lorraine (Barbara Hershey) involved and she contacts her friend Elise Reiner (Lin Shaye), who deals with ghostly activities and all things paranormal who comes to the house with a team of two guys trying to detect the ghosties and all that!
The story then gets a bit creepier and the music takes the same tone through the movie as we learn what has happened to Dalton and how his father is connected to it. Can his Dad rescue him from his coma, are the ghosts real or not, is it a poltageist.....well I can't say much more because I will give the plot totally away if I do!
Ok so this film is billed as a horror and is an 18 rated movie, however my friend who I was watching it with had seen it before and gave it a 5 out of 5 rating and brought it round raving about it and put it on and me being me didn't take a lot of notice and didn't know it was a horror and I wouldn't of done unless I spotted the case after we had watched it cos I thought it was a comedy...genuinly!
The film is dark and all about the 'other side' and paranormal activities and to me this was simply a rip off of the films, paranormal activity but where as paranormal activity is set up to look real this is told in a story fashion. Being made by the director James Wan I would have thought this to be a winner considering he was involved one way or the other in the Saw movies...but nope I found this slow going, tiring, I didn't jump once sadly and predicted the whole storyline before it happened and really got the feel of paranormal activity throughout and I didn't know it till just now that the people involved in this was involved in the making of that too. It figures lets put it that way lol.
The acting in this was nothing special, with no known names it that I have ever heard of anyway. The story was very easy to keep track of and to understand whats going on, my mate who is at her best watching Disney movies (a long standing joke between us, sorry Liz lol) got this no problem.
I got bored fast with this one and I don't understand people who like it or feel that it is scary. For me scarier the better and this just didn't do anything for me at all! lol.
The film last 102 minutes and is far too long in my opinion. Actually scrub that any minutes made of this film is too long for me!
Summary: Well made, just my idea of garbage!