Recycled material, but very good horror flick (by jasonmckensey)
This is no Descent or Evil Dead, but its nonetheless actually something good to watch. I was pleasantly surprised by this film. It delivers the shock and it is scary at times. I'm a horror fan myself and have been very disappointed with the GRUDGE, GRUDGE 2 and crap like that. I love movies that have to do with supernatural things, ghost, etc. no zombies nor vampires - that is so totally overdone Im not sure they could come up with something original...well, I'll see it when I believe it. This movie is a mixture of Amytville, Poltergeist and a drop of exorcist all mixed in and <more>
rehashed. What I like about it is that it takes itself seriously and not like the horror spoofs the are making today. Its a breath of fresh air.
I absolutely loved this film, i read reviews and thought it wasn't going to be anything special and still bought it, and I'm glad i did! it had you on the edge of your seat all the way through, it was tension filling all the way through.its about family after 2 tough years in Chicago, they move to a desolate sunflower farm. their search for a quiet life in the country is ruined when jess and her 2 year old brother start seeing nightmarish visions and no-one else believes them.jess must find out what is happening to her and what happened to the family what lived there before. she has <more>
to fight with things beyond the grave to save her family and prove shes not mad.this is a spooky spine-chilling film. i recommend you see this movie
I thought it was a great movie. People commented on how it was a "bad horror" movie. It is not meant to be a full blown horror movie. It is a mixture of suspense, horror, drama, and bits of a thriller. Watch the behind the scenes items and you will see how well the directors and screen writers put the movie together and delivered a great movie. The movie was directed by Asian brothers thus bringing their element of fear into the movie which is not the same as an American horror film. They did a great job with the suspense and the "waiting" before an action happens which <more>
does give you a bit of a spook....good film. The actors performed to the greatest of their abilities. John Corbit Aiden from 'Sex and the City' is stellar with his role watch the movie and you will see why and lead 15 year old Kristen Stewart delivered 100% all of the time. I recommend the behind the scenes feature on the DVD after you watch the film.
Come in with low expectations, Come out with a masterpiece. (by darkrisestheknight)
Oh woah i don't know what to say but that movie was actually not that bad of a horror movie. It seemed to me before i saw it that it was like exactly like the grudge, but oh boy i was wrong. after seeing this movie i was very pleased i thought the ending was very dark and creepy and it was pretty fast paced if you don't like slow paced movies. I thought some scenes were pretty scary considering pop-ups. Now i suggest that you go see this with your friends as soon as possible you will have a great time and get really scared. Also make sure you stay behind for the scene after the <more>
credits! Anyways I hope you see this movie soon. Trust me you'll love it!
I loved this movie and thought it was enjoyable. I don't see why people are bashing it. It was great. The acting was good, and as usual I was blown away by Kristen's performance. She never disappoints me. This movie made me jump, and instead of the cheesy horror music that's usually put into horror movies for suspense, there was a silence which makes it scarier. Who cares if its a remake, i bet the messengers better then past ones like it. John Corbett does a fine job as the villain who SPOILER!! did something terrible to his family before the Solomons moved in. Dylan McDermott is <more>
great as the dad, and the twins who play are great as well. Its just that Penelope Ann Miller isn't a very good actress, but the rest of the cast is simply great. This movie is basically about a family who moves from Chicago to ND hoping for a better life, but then 16 year old Jess who is played by the lovely and talented Kristen Stewart and her mute 3 year old brother Ben played by Evan and Theodore Turner began seeing odd and supernatural things through out their home. Jess's parents don't believe her, and she must fight to save her family from the grave.I highly recommended this movie but I HATED the ending! 9/10
Stewart, Jodie Foster's endangered daughter in Panic Room, is appropriately moody and plucky as the terrorized teen whom no one believes. Penelope Ann Miller and Dylan McDermott are both suitably dense as Mom and Dad, with twins Evan and Theodore Turner suitably spooky as the wide-eyed baby brother who can see everything. X-Files regular William B. Davis, sans cigarette, drops in a couple of times as the local real-estate agent, and a grizzled John Corbett plays a shotgun-toting farm hand who the family hires with surprisingly little hesitation. There's only so much the actors can do <more>
with the material, and they pretty much do it. DirectionDirectors Danny and Oxide Pang, veterans of such popular Asian scarefests as The Eye and Ab-normal Beauty, know their way around a scare, and The Messengers has some decent jolts along the way. Ultimately, however, the peskiest of all problems the plot tends to get in the way. As the story pieces fall into place, the film itself tends to fall apart. In addition, this is yet another horror film that has been given a box-office-friendlier PG-13 rating in the February issue of Fangoria, co-star Corbett makes his displeasure known about this issue . This is the Pang brothers' first stateside project, and despite their stylistic touches, there's an unmistakable sense of selling out.
I won't lie to you, I enjoyed this movie. Yes, it was rather generic. Yes, it borrowed some plot points from other movies. And yes, there were way too many crows. Yet despite all the negative I continued to hear about it, I went and saw it anyways, and I'm glad I did.Many plot points, such as a haunted house in the middle of nowhere, parents not listening to their kids, and ghosts out for revenge are ideas that Hollywood has used and recycled more times than a person can count. However, The Messengers manages to put these together into one movie, without going for too much at once. <more>
Certain scenes were rather predictable, so I won't claim that the movie really innovates on any of the standard horror elements, but there are plenty of moments that had me jump in my seat, and had the female members of the audience squealing and clutching their boyfriends.Overall I felt at the end of the movie that, while not amazing, it was worthy of my time and money to see with a couple friends on a lazy afternoon.
I saw a special sneak peek at a mall yesterday, and I was absolutely blown away. I walked in expecting another cheesy horror movie, but I was wrong.'The Messengers' is about a family that movies into a dilapidated, run-down sunflower farm. As the farm begins to revive after years and years of disrepair, the family begins to notice uncomfortable, alarming, and disturbing changes in their father's behavior.They use very creepy special effects that are similar to, 'The Grudge'. ****MINOR SPOILERS**** You see gray decapitating legs under a bed-sheet when a woman is making the <more>
bed. But they aren't just laying down. The legs are standing up, as if a person was actually standing under there, but the top half of the body is gone. If you saw the trailer you'd know what I'm talking about. ****MINOR SPOILERS END****Although the story is not *totally* original, it still has a good plot line and very creepy special effects. The character named Ben, which is the character that can see things that adults can't see, as the tag line says, should win an award. He brings intense unease and creepiness to the movie, which is what I love about him. Also, Kristen Stewart Zathura is brilliant, as she was in Zathura 2005 .All in all, a sensationally creepy film with unsettling special effects, a creepy storyline, great acting, and a semi-original horror that's not as cheesy as it looks.Official MPAA rating: PG-13: Mature Thematic Material, Disturbing Violence and TerrorMy MPAA rating: PG-13: Mature Thematic Material, Disturbing Violence and Terror, and for Some LanguageMy Canadian rating: 14A: Violence, Frightening Scenes, Disturbing Content
Scary? No, But It Serves Its Purpose Of Entertaining (by ccthemovieman-1)
If you aren't expecting some super-scary or gross film, just a mild ghost-type story, this fits the bill just fine. That's all I expected and I entertained for an hour-and-a-half. Is this some award-winning film? No, Is is genuinely scary? No, but it isn't anywhere near as bad as all these reviews say it is here, either.What I liked best about this movie was the photography. It was stylishly filmed and I enjoyed the bold colors, decent direction and nice rural scenery. Who doesn't like looking at large groups of sunflowers?I had no trouble with any of the characters, either. <more>
Since it was partly one of those "you don't listen to me," teen girl flicks, I expected some snotty kid was Kirsten Stewart was fine as 16- year-old "Jess." Dylan McDermott and Penelope Ann Miller played nice enough parents, too. The twist near the end was good after that was revealed, you got the normal clichés with the climactic action scene. That was kind of cheesy, I admit, but most of the film was just fine with me. For what I expected, I have no complaints. It's a decent flick.