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The Taking (2014)
Could of been so much more
The trailer for this movie takes you on a wild ride, however the film kind of sits at a standstill. This is something we've seen before.
Many parts of this film are cliché - why don't you turn the damn lights on! I know the dark adds suspense, but at least explain to the viewer why you aren't turning the lights on (i.e. power out). Instead of scared you left me annoyed. There are plenty of moments like this. Like when Sarah, the daughter, runs in for the body in the sack after a fire just blasted her to the ground, and then goes driving around with it, and carrying it. Just stupid.
This film also plays off the same fright, over and over again. Deborah goes missing during the night. Everyone runs around frantically for her. They find her. Repeat the next night. COMMIT her or something. If she is that sick and progressed, then she should not be living at home, especially without an RN to supervise her. But for the sake of the film, I get it.. however, this just added to the unbelievable plot.
The lady who plays Deborah Logan does a really great job, but all the other actors are a bit over the top and unbelievable. The daughter does an alright job, but with bad writing there really wasn't anything that could save her character.
I don't know.
Not a fan
Came into this movie feeling like I might be seeing something original for once, but yet again, just like the Conguring mind you, I find myself watching a weak remake of 'Mirrors'. However, the beginning of the film made me feel as if something spectacular or jaw-dropping was going to happen, but I was left feeling totally neglected at the end of the movie. The dialogue was atrocious. There was far too much, and not enough scares solely based on suspense or dread. In fact, there were no scares whatsoever. No goosebumps were had. The only thing some viewers may find 'scary' are the cheap and grotesque violent scenes where some individuals eat shattered glass. Cool. The last half hour of the film was so poorly put together that it gave me a headache. Honestly, the acting wasn't all that great either, aside from Annalise Basso, one of the younger stars in the film. Had high hopes, but was sorely disappointed.