The Messengers (2007)
|Rating:||PG-13 (for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Horror|
|Directed By:||Danny Pang, Oxide Pang, Oxide Pang Chun|
|Written By:||Mark Wheaton, Todd Farmer, Stuart Beattie|
|In Theaters:||Feb 7, 2007 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 5, 2007|
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Critic Reviews for The Messengers
The MessengersI/i> is textbook, and the course it's teaching is HSL: Horror as a Second Language.
Many of the images feel over-familiar, and the shocks a mite too forced.
No one says, "Gimme the bat, Wendy," or, "Here's Johnny!" But they come close.
Thai twin-brother directors Oxide and Danny Pang did primo horror work on 2002's Hong Kong cornea-transplant flick The Eye, but on their first American film their atmospheric efforts are usurped by a brain-dead script that seems written by a 12-year-old.
There are flashes of good imagery in The Messengers, but [they] work better in the trailer, unencumbered by the dreary plot.
Audience Reviews for The Messengers
Not actually all that scary. I expected a dumb storyline, and that's what I got, but having said that, it was enjoyable enough to watch. Cast are all fine, special effects don't really look real, but they still look good.
My main criticism is that there seemed to be something wrong with the soundtrack to this (maybe just on the UK blu ray, I don't know), the sound affects were really, really loud, while the speaking bits I could hardly hear. I had to keep adjusting the volume, and then jump through the roof when the scary bits came on. In the end I just turned the volume down lower and put on the subtitles. Not really an ideal way to watch a movie!
Pathetic. This is a great comedy though, due to the fact that it is not at all scary.
The Messengers Quotes
|Jess Solomon:||Please believe me I'm not making this up!|
|Denise Solomon:||Jess just stop!|
|Jess Solomon:||Dad I'm really scared can't we just go home?|
|Roy Solomon:||Jessica this is home, you have to get used to that.|
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