A Private War
Crazy Rich Asians
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Director Ernie Barbarash makes judicious use of CGI trickery -- in one key scene, he cleverly shocks his audience into laughing -- but at heart, he's an old-school traditionalist when it comes to scary stuff.
There are elements of a good fright flick and intriguing ghost story in They Wait. It's too bad that they are overshadowed by all the bad aspects â" terrible dialogue and cheesy special effects and makeup.
Initially promising for its attempt to situate Asian supernatural motifs within a North American context, They Wait is itself too derivative of its own movie ancestors to yield fresh scares.
The plot pieces all fit together nicely, the acting is fair and the scary stuff is well executed.
...a tedious and downright silly piece of work.
This movie is SO boring it's not even funny. There's literally ONE scare in the entire movie and that scare is very cheap. So there's really nothing going for this movie at all. It's not a terrible movie but I don't know, something was just lacking. There's only one remotely interesting thing about this movie is that it's, supposedly, inspired by true events. Other than that, there's nothing interesting about this movie so you won't be missing out on anything if you decide to skip this movie. At least I watched it on free tv, I'd have been mighty pissed off had I paid to see this.
Sarah (Jamie King), Jason (Terry Chen), and their son Sammy (Oey), return to Vancouver for his uncle's funeral. Sammy and Sarah see ghosts and Sammy gets very sick. The movie is about Sarah first realizing what she is seeing, and then finding out what the ghost wants if she is going to save Sammy.
The movie is scary enough plus you get to learn a bit of Canadian-Asian history.
Here is an interesting one! An intriguing story plot. Interesting cast. Definitely worthy.
This was really bad! Terrible acting and Vancouver setting was off putting for me and only the first scene and a scene in drug store were at all scare worthy. It had potential as a story and scary film but it just didn't deliver!.
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