Sunday, 2 October 2011

Gothika (2003)

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez
Starring: Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr, Charles S. Dutton, John Carroll Lynch, Bernard Hill, Penelope Cruz

Story Dr Miranda Grey (Berry) is a well respect psychologists at a asylum, but on a detoured trip home on a stormy night she sees a woman in the middle of the road, she approaches the woman and the next thing she remembers is being in the very asylum she works only as a patient now.

Miranda is accused of murdering her husband and fellow Doctor Douglas Grey (Dutton). She has no memory of the night and only two people to communicate with a fellow patient Chloe (Cruz) and old work colleague Dr Pete Graham (Downey).

Still being haunted by a mysterious woman is she trying to communicate with Miranda; can Miranda uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Miranda
Verdict This horror thriller mystery is a good addition to the genre without being one of the best, it follows the basic horror thriller rules very well with predictable jumps and twists. The three big names never really shine to the level we all know they can. This is well worth a watch if you like the genre.



Story Mark 7/10 Tried and tested formula works well

Horror Mark 7/10 Simple scares never really scary though

Favourite Character None of the characters are really that likable



Poor Performance I’m not going to say poor but I would say I would have liked more from Berry and Downey Jr.
Dr Pete Graham

Best Part The reveal flashback to the night is good

Worst Part  Clear twist you can see from a mile away

Best Quote Chloe ‘You can’t trust someone who thinks your crazy’

Similar Too – The Ring, The Grudge

My Rating  67%

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't get into this film for some reason when I watched it. Just didnt grip me at all. I would have rated it 3/10

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