Spider Forest Reviews
Some people would call this an absolute mess of a film which could have done with a lot of editing. However what saves this film from being just 'another asian flick' is its iconicness. The acting is brilliant, the main character took about 1/3 of the budget of the film but it was necessary. There are some lovely musical scores and shockingly bad scenes which are executed so well.
This is not a film for the faint-hearted and comparisons could easily be made to that of the Vengeance trilogy in content. Strong language, violence, gore, horror and bucket loads of sex have drenched this film but it managed to acheive a 15 rating in the Uk, the strongest of which i have ever seen.
Overall if you stick at it and have several viewings you still won't understand everything but this is a film which you remember because of the sheer beauty of some of the scenes and acting. Its heartfelt and potrays regret and horror in a brilliantly tragic way.
Give it a go, it has some nice pacing and the supernatural elements are well handled.
The film is very watchable and well worth a rental.
You know movies that have you guessing as to what was going on and then eventually you work it out. Yeah forget that, theres none of that here. The makers even boast in the making of featurette on the DVD that they were trying to be cryptic, vague and mysterious... Yeah theres being misleading then theres setting an impossible enigma that cannot be explained. Believe me i know everyone always has a friend that thinks they know everything and thinks they'll be able to work it out. So plenty of people are going to watch this and try, but it'll be in vain. Seriously you end up thinking up scenarios and theories, but something else in the story helps to make it not work. If nothing else it will give you plenty to talk about if your watching it with friends. Literally all and nothing is possible. Nothing can be proven or makes sense in this story by the end.
Anyway it wasn't that bad of a movie all in all, if you like your movies to make sense or know what was going on though abandon any idea of watching this flick now!
The dvd cover states that the movie in question will have you guessing till the end. Factually the movie will not have you guessing much at all, you'll figure out the basic premise fairly quickly only at the end to be spat in the face by the makers of this flick. Usually these kind of unexplainable movies are enjoyable to watch with friends because you can talk about it after, but this literally goes into infinity theres no way to break the link and decipher a plot that was meant to be unsolvable.