Mr. Jones [Blu-ray]
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In a genre full of overused ideas and tired concepts, I find it extremely refreshing when a film like this comes along. The plot is not complex, but it is one of those you definitely have to focus on to stay up with the film. And while the concept is simplistic in nature, the movie will take you in a wildly entertaining ride.
MR. JONES has some great cinematography, although the majority of it is shot from a first-person perspective (some is third-person, when one of the characters sets the camera down). But this is not your run-of-the-mill found-footage video. The shots in this film are carefully crafted, and give major credibility to the authenticity of the frights. As a result, the camerawork is a big contributor to the chilling atmosphere of the film as a whole.
The acting is first rate, with Jon Foster and Sarah Jones heading up the small but talented cast. I am particularly impressed with the way Jones conveys fear with her eyes; many actresses try to accomplish this but it usually comes across as forced. Jones, to her credit, pulls this off with ease. The result is a much more immersive (and therefore frightening) movie experience.
There’s not really any gore in MR.Read more ›
The production values are strong. So is the acting. The story is novel. The pacing is perfect. The visuals are effective and compelling. Sound is as well. Great job, guys!
The less you know about the story the better, as it is best enjoyed by entering the POV of the protag and discovering the layers and what they mean. I do not want to classify or otherwise crack this nut open for you. The pleasure should be all yours. Hesitate not, horror fanatics. I am going to purchase the blu ray and add it to my collection. That's the strongest endorsement I can give it.
BUT HONESTLY I DONT KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS FILM???....it was creepy interesting..and moved at a good pace ,flowed well....then the end....i was left dumbfounded as to (what just happened) . NOW IM NO ESTEEMED CRITIC, LIKE THE FAMOUS (KEITH R.SAUERWAD) and i know my spelling is not as sharp as my sword play..and il admit my view point is far from normal....but this movie had me wondering,????WHAT JUST HAPPENED??? , WHAT DID I JUST WATCH??? now i know everyone has a different point of view, so this one is a dice role, for those of you that are brave enough to view... :) CHECK IT OUT..!!
The movie contains boring interviews as filler, one of which gives us an explanation, which repeats itself. The plot (POSSIBLE SPOILER) reminded me of the Jeffrey Konvitz 70's blockbuster. It isn't until the last 30 minutes does the intensity factor go anywhere. The acting was okay, but when you have someone beating on a door yelling "Penny, Penny..." you can't help but think they should have chosen a different name.
The film shows some originality over its hand held counterparts, but suffers from the same problem. Constant close up scenes of a guy's face or film of someone running with the camera makes for crappy viewing. They took a good film concept and cheapened it.
Recommend as a rental.
Said discovery sparks a fascination with an urban legend named "Mr. Jones" and a new documentary project which begins with a trip back to civilization (a journey that's abstract to the point of annoying)and interviews with experts on the subject while the wife conducts field-research. Numerous Q & A's begin to point to the insidious nature of these disturbing fetishes and we eventually learn, in a roundabout way, that their maker (i.e. Mr. Jones) is either the harbinger of or warden against a sort of nightmarish, dream realm.
This is not strictly speaking a found footage as the style moves from first person to an objective third person point of view not to mention the hand-held camera switches often to the person filming (attempting to help us stay connected to the characters but gets old really quick). Convincing performances overall and even though I enjoy a strong female lead in horror, I was a little turned off by how the wife goes from mother figure to research driving force and then spends the remainder swinging between succubus, savior and know-it-all (the director does his utmost to convince us she's sexy as well) while the husband is basically stuck in 15-year-old-with-a-camera mode.
"Mr. Jones" is Refreshingly PG-13 in a sub-genre typically packed with F-bombs, but other than that the whole mindbender atmosphere is just way too confusing to resonate or even generate interest and I found myself drifting off to a dreamland of my own more than once.Read more ›
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I started out thinking I would love this film. Intriguing premise, decent acting and even the found footage aspect was well done BUT about half way through it descended into a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Birchman
It could've been much better if the producer hadn't tried to remake The Blair Witch Project, which I found to be almost laughably phony. I felt cheated by this film. Read morePublished 7 months ago by anonymous
I feel like this movie has gotten a bad reputation, i'm not sure why. It takes some retired concepts and adds some art to them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Fi
Caught this on Netflix and it started out a little slow-paced in the first 20 minutes or so. But about halfway through, this movie really kicks into gear and takes you into a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rick H
Ever see a film so terrible you simply have to write your first review? Ta dah, you've just finished Mr Jones!
It is not the premise or story that is terrible. Read more
How many times do we see it? Good idea, poor execution. Happens all the time, and it happened in "Mr. Jones". "Mr. Read morePublished 12 months ago by HorrorMan
Had some creepy parts but a very bizarre and weird last 30 min that got very boring.Published 14 months ago by Joe Dierk