Posted on 8/06/11 06:53 AM
Some films are meant to be surprising.Some surprised by their content and some by their treatment.Frailty belongs to the second one.It?s about Fenton Meeks (Matthew McConaughey)came forth to FBI to tell that the serial killer FBI is searching from many time may be his brother Adam,who believes himself as God?s own hands and do it because his father( Dad Meiks) told them to do it as God himself have appointed their family on this job for punishing evils.No more spoilers.More than this can ruin it.
I was just totally surprised from it?s goodness as I was expecting nothing from it.Just selected randomly from hugh list of films and i?m glad i selected it.It?s a gem actually.It?s very different from other films of it?s genre.Silent suspense/horror actually.This is the debut film of ?under-rated? actor Bill Paxton as a director and he has done a good job here also.He doesn?t tends to be over-smart and clearly avoids the things that drives most of the films of its Genre like absurd ?camera angles?,?sudden shocks?,and loud background scores.Neatly directed,film runs just cleanly and one never confused whenever film switches between flashbacks and present.This is not an easy thing and most of the films slips from hands doing this.
Another sign of good direction is the performances.Good overall.Specially by Bill,who has done a convincing job playing the ?psychic? father.Matthew McConaughey also is good as the mysterious man Fenton Meeks.Younger ones,Matt O?Leary and Jeremy Sumpter had also done commendable job in this very dark film.
One thing i like to mention is it?s cinematography.I never expect films like this to be scenic but in this,some scenes looks really like a beautiful scenery.Another surprise.Original score is just like i said,not too loud and is in pace with the film.Not very haunting still sounds good.
All in all,Frailty is a highly engaging thriller with a difference and an excellent directorial debut by Bill Paxton.Looking towards him as a director.I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys horror, disturbing and powerful movies or anyone who just wants to see something different.
Go catch it.
My rating ***1/2 out of *****.