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Thanks for the name of it - occult thriller. I agree that I haven't seen a good one since, oh Omen/Exorcist times. Perhaps it's because I'm more cynical and less willing to suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy that type of movie. And going back to watch Omen/Exorcist movies I find myself less enthralled than I was. And I also agree that last year's Omen remake was nothing short of hideous. And of the list from Dark Castle that you mentioned I can't pick one that I've been able or interested enough in to sit through not counting House of Wax which I won't even look at out of general principle. Having said that, I couldn't disagree more with your take on The Reaping.
I don't know the directors/writers/producers from Adam and so I don't have any preconceived notion about what they might have done before. I just know that I liked The Reaping very much. I had heard the rumblings from the critics and I've seen the trailers but I've learned to tune out the critics and try to get a sense of a movie from the trailers even though trailers are often as bad as critics.
First of all, now I know that The Bridge to Terabithia leads right to Haven, Louisiana. The vivacious imaginative young girl from that movie is the sullen eyed, mysterious young girl in this movie. Like everyone in this movie, she is a good actor in a type of movie not usually known for attracting quality actors. From Stephen Rea as the weary Priest to Idris Elba (yes I looked it up at imdb.com) as the fellow University investigator, everyone played a character, not a caricature.
The story was well paced and the mysteries weren't left out there unexplained. I wasn't left squirming uncomfortably in my seat or left wondering when the movie was going to end. The special effects and cgi weren't gee whiz over the top and it looks like they were staying close to their budget but if they had a choice between the effects and paying good actors I'm glad they decided to get the better actors. A good movie, already on my dvd buy list.
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