Bzpower / The Others
Getting Premier Member permissions for at least a month fixed that.
Now, what to blog about?
...Oh, yeah. I watched a very interesting movie earlier today:
Released in 2001, The Others (PG-13) revolves around a woman, Grace (played by Nicole Kidman), whose husband, Charles, left to fight in a war long ago, leaving her alone with her two photosensitive children, her daughter Anne and son Nicholas. Upon the arrival of three new servants, Grace believes she hears intruders in the house, and though she at first dismisses the idea, when Anne insists she has met a family who lives in the house, Grace finds herself believing the place is haunted.
My favorite thing about this movie is it's never outright horrific. There are no monsters jumping out left and right, no gruesome scenes -- or any blood whatsoever, for that matter -- and no outright explanations of what is happening. The film really and truly makes you think; and I, for one, love films that make you wonder. It took its time, never rushing, another brilliant quality.
I think the fact that the children were photosensitive gave the motion picture extra depth; it allowed much of the story to take place in the dark, which, naturally, gave it a mysterious air.
Another selling point: This movie did not rely on cheap special effects. In fact, there was a lack of special effects, which in my humble opinion made it so much more believable. It allowed the actors to shine without being forced to take a back seat to explosions. What's more, it let the screenwriting shine for what it was, and made the twist ending that much more of a closing climax to the film.
I honestly cannot think of any serious critiques or nitpicks for this film. I would highly recommend it to teens and older.