Portals (2019)

  |  Horror, Sci-Fi


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After a series of worldwide blackouts, millions of mysterious door-like cosmic anomalies appear on Earth. While many flee from them, the real terror sets in when others are drawn into these mysterious voids.


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Directors:

Gregg Hale , Liam O'Donnell , Eduardo Sánchez , Timo Tjahjanto

Writers:

Sebastian Bendix, Liam O'Donnell, Timo Tjahjanto, Chris White (created by)

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25 October 2019 | TwistedContent
3
| Intrigues You and Awards with a Tedious Lackluster
They sure know how to make effective trailers nowadays, they totally fooled me. Decent, noteworthy directors orchestrating a movie produced by my favorite horror medium & "Portals" was the result - I am indeed very disappointed.

I was deciding on what to watch with my sister, "Portals" had just came out, so I showed her the trailer & it's a nice trailer, nothing too impressive, but certainly intriguing. So started 80 minutes of a regressive horror entertainment. "Portals" take place during a series of world-wide blackouts, followed by mysterious cosmic anomalies popping up all over the globe & they scare some people and draw others in. Directors involved have previously gifted us a few good movies including "The Night Comes for Us", "Blair Witch Project" and the less than good "Beyond Skyline". To start positively, the qualities of "Portals" include some (not all) cool and creative production design / cinematography choices, dark sci-fi sound design and decent enough acting. Sadly, the script contains very little substance, moves at a snails pace and will very likely leave you dissatisfied or even irritated. Frankly, "Portals" doesn't make any sense and doesn't even compensate by being effectively ominous, eerie, open-ended or just the good kind of style-over-substance. It's hard to fish for the best in this movie, because nothing really excels, but the cake probably goes to Timo Tjahjanto for the segment of "Sarah" - stretched out and underwhelming, but better on the background of everything else.

"Portals" angered me which not a lot of movies manage to do, it would've been better already by just cutting off 20 minutes from the runtime. Hardcore sci-fi horror fans, cosmic horror fans, forgiving anthology fans - you can try to have a go at this but beware, it's extremely lacking of literally everything. My rating: 3/10.

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