Darkness (Unrated Version)
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The subtextual references to satanism and its inner oculuncies
bound off of the screen. Darkness is not so much of a abstract thing in this movie, but a character(devious like the Norse God Loki). The human beings immersed in it are somehow unaware of all of its inner trappings until the very end. Just like any great disaster flick. Some may say Darkness does not explore its theme well enough. I beg to differ, the scene where Anna Paquin is left alone in the house to fend for herself against the slippery black marauders is wrought full of tension. The theme of darkness is not so much "Oh my Gosh! What just happened!"
But more so "Imagine if this should happen."
Consider this. Any unimaginative film maker can make dead children pop out of nowhere and hum some inconsequential scary tune or whisper some lines. What the director does here in darkness is place the titular entities right next to you..in a place where the most extreme violence or death could be delivered without you even noticing it until it is too late. Now that, my freinds is terror.
Usually in films, I detest understatement. It is most times confusing and does not make a good show.
However, when used properly..as in this film..it can become a great bane to the over all effect of the film.
The understatement here comes with a price..paid in full by the end of this gem.
I digress..watch this movie and see for yourself what you can derive from it. I assure you, that no matter how small a twinge..you will feel its effect.
If you pay VERY close attention to the story line, the terror of it is insurmountable. The effect of the story is very conveying, weighing down on your mind and ultimately, sending a chill down your spine. Sure, this plot line may have been seen a million times before. But, in this day and age, what is original anymore?
Another set of complaints was how the cast was terrible. I will concede that the cast could have been a bit better acted. But, hey, it works. The cast's acting did nothing to draw attention away from the central story line. Sorry if all film companies can't hire actors like Sarah Michelle Gellar or anything. This is the best that they can do everyone. Cut them a little slack.
As the old saying goes, "don't judge a book by it's cover." This is very true in regards to this movie. If you just look on the surface of the movie, sure, you are going to hate it. But, if you take the time to look inwards and see the terrifying plot that lies within, I guarantee that you will find this movie rather enjoyable.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
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I haven't noticed that this movie acheived the best director and cinematography at the Barcelona Film Awards. I think this film deserves it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hee Chul Kwon
if you liked the shining like i did you will love this on
the atmosphere is a lot darker
Very good SCARY movie! Kept me on the edge of my seat!Published 20 months ago by Kristi A. Williams
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