Red Lights Reviews
It's never a good sign, when you are already to grade something, before it's even finished. I've seen as much as I want to care about... and I am finishing this movie, just for the sake of finishing it... but I don't care about it's ending either way.
First, the cast. I love both Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver. Though I didn't think they were right for this movie, and even their talent can't save it, I still enjoyed watching them work together. They both do all they can to make this a watchable endeavor.
The first half of the film. I actually enjoyed the story up until halfway through. The way they spoke about and depicted the harmful affects of fraud "psychics" was all around interesting, since it didn't immediately start out by painting them as authentic, as most movies revolving around parapsychology do. Of course... as the movie went on, it started to imply that scientists were ignorant in believing in fact, but at least it acknowledged in some way that people believe in psychics to make themselves feel better.
Now on to what I don't like:
Something occurs halfway through the movie, however, that completely alters its course, and thus it goes totally downhill from there. Every five minutes, the film tries to spook you with, shit you not, actual jump scares. After a while, you begin to expect one every time the main character turns around. It's absolutely ludicrous and doesn't fit in with anything.
The biggest let-down of all is the ending. There are two... "twists" if you want to call them that. I personally wouldn't because I saw them coming a mile away. Already they're a disappointment if you expect them, but the sheer lack of logic in both of these "twists" makes them stand out amongst all nonsensical endings just like it. It's as though the movie asks you not to question it, and tells you "look, this is all we've got. Just roll with it." I could not believe my eyes.
I think I can honestly say that it was the far-fetched, predictable ending that ruined this movie for me. I had such high hopes, too.