31 March 2013 | Gonz42
Home invasion made tasteless
I've just seen this movie today in Lyon during the (tremendous) "Hallucinations Collectives" festival, presented by the author David Morlet himself. The session promised to be pleasant and I watched it in good mood. But I eventually felt sorry for him because I've found nothing good in this movie ! The whole scenario is only a tiny short movie pitch. The very few characters have no personality, I had no single reason to get attached to these caricatures of normality. The bad guy has no motivation, except the usual thrill of impunity, easy way to provide free horror. But there is actually no horror here, nothing traumatic. Despite the "home invasion" subject, which carries very strong intimate fears, the directing provides no tension, no suspense, no surprise. There actually is a final twist, but evidences are sown several minutes ahead and spoil the thing. The overall treatment is sooo slow that you really have plenty of time to think about this ending ! Needless to say I found no second degree, no subtext, no fantasy or message of any kind. In a few words, to me this movie is bad and cheap.