Got to see this movie last night, finally. I found that this movie was overall pretty good. It wasn’t so much scary as it was extremely suspenseful. The storyline itself was really good, and I look forward to reading the book when I can. Unfortunately, Admin Stitches was unable to join me for this movie, but I will be making her watch it once it comes out on DVD.
Alright on to the actual review. The graphics were pretty well done. The woman was terrifying up close, and the constant appearing/disappearing that was done was just fantastic. The scenery was also gorgeous, when it wasn’t creepy. Even when it was creepy, it was still beautiful in a way, especially as the old house.
The storyline was interesting as well. All the background about the characters came up slowly throughout the movie, rather than all at once at one direct point. I did have a few people tell me they thought that the plot was missing some points in it, but after seeing it for myself I have to disagree. There were no plot holes, it just made you have to pick up the pieces from previous scenes. Or it made you think about what was going on, and let you make the assumptions yourself. The ending was just a tad predictable as well, but it was a sweet ending.
The acting and costuming were fantastic and pretty on spot. The distressed parents and quiet children were done very well. The children actors did very well for their parts. It was also nice to see Daniel Radcliffe in a different role than Harry Potter. He did an amazing job.
I do have to say the movie really isn’t that scary. It’s definitely suspenseful and dark, but not all that terrifying. Although, I did jump quite a bit, which then led to a number of squeals coming from me during the movie. The dolls that were all over the children’s rooms were probably the creepiest things, I don’t do well with porcelain dolls.
On another note, my friends and I couldn’t help cracking Harry Potter jokes throughout the entirety of the film. I felt bad about it slightly, but I really couldn’t help myself, there were just so many moments that they could be made.
Not the best review ever, but I’m exhausted from school, I’ll try better next time