Blu-ray review: The Messengers
A friend of mine once commented to me, in relation to another film entirely, that writing anything about it was a challenge because you can’t review thin air. I find myself in exactly the same boat with The Messengers: it doesn’t exist in a tangible form so much as it merely floats around in the ether for 90 minutes before promptly disappearing without a trace. It’s neither obnoxious nor offensive… it just is, which I would argue is just about the worst thing a film can possibly be. If you want to watch a recent ghost house movie, I recommend The Orphanage, which exploits the premise far more effectively and actually creates something approaching a lasting impression. Unless you have trouble sleeping, give The Messengers a miss.
I manage to cure my insomnia with The Messengers, a tiresome little haunted house movie starring Kristen Stewart (Panic Room, Twilight) and directed by the Pang brothers (The Eye), which should serve as a warning to any other promising filmmakers considering making the leap to Hollywood.
Review at DVD Times.
Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 5:31 PM
| Comments: 2
possibly the biggest idiots in the history of horror movies
Ooh. Bold claim, sir, bold claim.
I take it you haven't seen The Zombie Dead?
Posted by: Baron Scarpia
, January 8, 2009 7:06 PM
Admittedly no, but in my defence, I’m not sure I want to…
Posted by: Michael Mackenzie
, January 8, 2009 8:14 PM
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