I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
Once upon a time, there were two little girls who lived in a house.
Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.
Unsurprisingly, during Dream House, you would have caught me yawning most of the way through it. In fact, watching me dream would have been less tiresome!
This is not an invitation to watch me sleep. You weirdo.
It showed promise, but came completely apart after the second act. A great cast, completely wasted. It's not director Jim Sheridan's fault. The producer changed the film completely, and Sheridan even tried to take them to court to make it a 'Smithee' film. He lost, but the cast stood by him and refused to promote the movie.
What could have been a solid psychological thriller is unfortunately crippled by a weak script, a punishing slow pace and an overdone haunting atmosphere that is never subtle enough to be scary. The puzzle-like narrative could have done with a few more unpredictable turns, but the rest of the narrative can ever match the initial twist. The talented cast, headlined by Daniel Craig, lift it from the rubble, but fail to truly revive it from what seems to be an over elaborate B-movie.
Daniel Craig moves from the big city to a beautiful suburban home with his wife Rachel Weisz and their two daughters. What at first is an idyllic home for his family becomes disturbing once he learns that the previous resident murdered his family then himself.
It has all the potential of an excellent psychological thriller with a great cast that's boosted by Naomi Watts. Sadly it never achieves it's potential and wastes a great premise. That's not to say it's a bad movie because it's not, I enjoyed it.
For a long time I've mistaken this movie by chinese "Dream Home", one of the most visceral and gory horror movies I've seen, a favorite. The resemblance is only left for the title though, I always knew this american one was something closer to a haunting story than the sheer massacre from the chinese movie.
Now I think it'll be easier to spot the different, because Dream Home is a movie to remember with all its crazy over the top violence, while Dream House is a movie to forget, with all its cliché and plot twist. The unfolding of the story happened without any climax, and most of it is quite predictable, a shame since the movie relies on that.…
A psychological thriller where the twist is revealed half way through the movie. Making the rest of the movie feel arbitrary till the final 15 minutes where the film becomes laughably absurd. It doesn't help that Daniel Craig sounds more bored with every line he speaks. Laughably transparent.
I do wonder how Daniel Craig has sustained such a career, while he's not a bad actor, he has been in a lot of less than great films, this being one of them. Obviously while he's Bond he's going to have a certain amount of gravitas, but when that gravy trains over he's heading back to TV land like so many before him.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Daniel Craig why this movie?.
An intriguing premise with a totally botched execution. Understandable since the director and studio were at odds with each other every step of the way during production.
Have been putting off this film again and again, because I mistakenly thought it would be "supernatural" horror, like Sinister. As it turns out I should have been putting it off for entirely different reasons. When you have the talent they have lined up in this film, it is quite amazing it ends up only being a decent-ish thriller. The big twist about half way through I seem to remember being in a trailer I saw ages ago (so avoid trailers for this one), but luckily had forgotten. I know I say this a lot, but this one really could have been a LOT better.
When your first twist is terrible, don't try to compensate by adding another twist! Jesus.
Like a classy upgrade of a bad made-for-TV thriller, and that's not a complaint. Craig, Weisz, and Watts are clearly slumming here, but they give great performances, particularly the severely intense Craig. The story has little sense of basic logic, but remains intriguing in spite of itself.
I don't know what to say about this one. It's just sooo average. The initiation was promising with good cinematography and oddly traditional music. But what at first seemed like a good use of star-power turned out to be more of a waste. Plus, I wanted horror! Doesn't that cover seem like a horror movie? But in fact, it's another one of those 23-like psychological movies. Boring.
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…