Tuesday, 13 January 2009

The Unborn

Dir: David S. Goyer (Blade: Trinity)
Cast: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Jane Alexander, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good
, Idris Elba
USA, 2009

Seen: January 9, 2009

Reason to see: Looked scary as hell

I decided to see this film from watching the preview only once before, it totally had that scary movie in a spooky as oppose to gory way vibe. The Unborn delivers on that spooky tone embracing a supernatural theme but also strays from being completely straight forward. The different approach taken is refreshing, but at times it felt like it was throwing the kitchen sink at you with idea after idea after idea. I thought Odette Yustman gives a good horror film performance but I had to work at not seeing her striking resemblance to Jennifer Connelly. The pacing at times feels a little uneven, but not to the point of confusing. The creepy factor and scares are high when it is in scare mode, which is the strongest part of the film.

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I'd watch it again
I'd recommend it as for horror fans, especially for those who enjoy the supernatural variety

Late start by 5 minutes while a music video played, which is ridiculous.
13 minutes of preshow including 2 commercial and 5 previews: Miss March, Friday the 13th (2009), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, The Last House of the Left and Fighting

Film started 20 minutes after printed start time

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