Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mirrors

When I saw the previews for this one, my first thought was that I wouldn't even be able to watch it. A movie about Mirrors, a childhood fear of mine not completely abandoned, I thought this would be the one that actually managed to scare me. I almost talked my self out of going to see it; but as the date grew closer, I began to get excited and couldn't wait to go check it out.

Kiefer Sutherland plays Ben, a down and out ex-cop who's battling an alcohol problem and the stigma of killing a man while in the line of duty. While waiting to be reinstated into the police force, he takes a job as a night watchmen at the Mayflower, an old, burned down but still valuable department store. Once there, he begins noticing creepy things going on with the mirrors inside which then leads to him seeing disturbing things in all mirrors.


The potential for a good fright was right there, I could almost grasp it, but then it turned into a gore fest with a stupid ending and I was left feeling very disappointed. Maybe one day someone will a make a scary movie that actually does as it claims, but this wasn't that day.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I'm sorry this one was disappointing.
That same thing happened to us when we rented "The Ruins."
They just don't make scary movies like they used to.:(