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The Messengers (2007)

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Plot Summary:
"An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder."


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Review Date: 11 April 2007 My Rating: out of 5

 

Kristen Stewart stars alongside Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller and John Corbett in the latest film from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapertís Ghost House Pictures. The film centers on the Solomon family who relocate to North Dakota from Chicago after a family trauma which has left their infant son Ben mute and their teenaged daughter Jess messed up. Not long after the Solomonís arrive, Jess and Ben begin to witness terrifying incidents in their home in which the ghosts of the previous occupants (whom we see murdered in the filmís prologue) appear to attack them. With Jessí parents refusing to believe and unable to trust her, she takes matters into her own hands.

The film starts off well enough (although I donít know why they cast actress Jodelle Ferland in the role of a little boy) but is ultimately transparent to the point that I guessed the entire plot by the midway mark.

The film looks good, and as is always the case with Ghost House Pictures films, has had a ton of work done in the sound department, but it really offers nothing new at all. I couldnít help wondering why The Pang Brothers would have chosen such an unremarkable film as their first English language feature, and I also couldnít stop thinking about Cold Creek Manor which is really similar and also stars Kristen Stewart.

OVERALL SUMMARY
The Messengers is a decent slow burner and nothing more. Itís an enjoyable afternoon at the cinema at best. Watch out for the cool little Evil Dead homage when Ben sees something spooky down the hallway.




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