Sunday, January 5, 2020

THE GRUDGE MOVIE REVIEW

 The Grudge is directed by Nicolas Pesce and stars Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, and Jacki Weaver. The plot of the movie is a house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. This film is trying so hard to be dramatic. It is telling a story over many different time periods connecting events to one location where various families are involved. This is nothing new, but the big problem is the film thinks the events that are being uncovered are these incredible sequences, but it is not. A kid will have a nose bleed and you don't know why the kid has it and then later you find out, and I was sitting in my seat thinking why do I care about this.    This movie is horrendously boring there is nothing worse than a boring horror movie. You have a very simple job you're just supposed to scare the audience fairly often and tell a compelling story. This movie didn't do either of those things. This film thinks its characters are a lot more interesting than they are, it thinks its direction is a lot more clever than it actually is, and it sure thinks its a lot scarier then it is too. The film is filled with cheap jump scares from beginning to end and I saw every one of them coming. In fact, I was able to predict everything that was going to happen. 0 out of 5 stars for The Grudge. I hope you enjoyed my review.


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