9 March 2020 | mulcahyj-07545
Not recommended in my opinion.
Acting was ok but script gave characters with little or logical depth. At many times I thought characters with small roles would deepen and develop the story but then they seemed to disappear from the story even though their roles in the story if expanded would have given this film more sense to a confusing story. The hospital priest seemed to have unexplained insight into what was going on then suddenly disappeared. There was a role of an expert in to the afterlife and possession. I think. Very confusing character. I assumed this would be explained more later in the movie with his help in the couples situation. But then he was not to be seen again even though he seemed aware of the situation and consequences. The concerned sister who appeared quickly and put the couple in contact with him disappeared from the film too. The major role of the husband was just baffling. He seemed to be dismissive of the supernatural. Then a believer. Then not. And so on. His father was a policeman who's wife left him to bring his son up alone. Why? Was this an upcoming strong plot point. Nope. The wife had a father who had committed suicide because of his beliefs in supernatural. Was he mentally ill or actually able to see spirits etc? Could be an important plot point. Nope never mentioned again.
The ending did not make any sense whatsoever. I think I know what it was trying to be. But I could be totally wrong it was that confusing.
There was an ongoing terrible special effect that could have been forgiven if the story was better handled. But it wasnt so made the film look even cheaper.
The quality of the actors was hard to judge as the material and story was so poor.
Very disappointing for me. So many directions the film could have gone in that may have been better.It may have been edited badly and had a more coherent plot removed that made the film seem worse who knows? All I can say is in my opinion this is a very poor movie. I dont normally read too many reviews of movies I am attracted to to avoid spoilers so ultimately the blame lies in me for not looking at others views especially on IMDB for a little insight before viewing. And again that ending? Oh dear! If this review contains spoilers I would really like to know what they are and I maybe misunderstood a classic. But I find that highly unlikely.