The Grudge – Movie Review

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The grudge Movie Review
The grudge Movie Review
STORY: A detective investigating a murder encounters a haunting mystery.

The Grudge Movie Review

Rating: 1.5/5 Stars (One and a half stars!)

Star Cast: Andrea Riseborough, William Sadler, Demián Bichir, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver, Betty Gilpin, John Cho

Director: Nicolas Pesce

Happy New Year everybody is 2020 and I hope you guys had a good decade and a good party and all that shit and it’s January so we’re gonna talk about a horror movie because as usual the first movie released in a new year seems to be a horror film I don’t know why they do it but that’s what they do this time it’s The Grudge once again a house that is cursed by a vengeful ghost dooms those

who enter it a violent death anand rea arise burrow plays detective Muldoon a police officer investigating that house and the many horrific events that surround it there have been many grudge films of course the original Japanese ones the first being pretty unsettling and the American remakes Sarah Michelle Gellar in the 2004 one being the most famous and while The Grudge franchise definitely has reliably creepy atmosphere and a villain that is also very disturbing the American films were never as creepy as the originals even though

the first remake was actually directed by the man who made the original and so I’ve always wondered why this series continues even in Japan it’s gone on and on and on with various remakes even a vs. movie this film is trying so hard to be really dramatic and it’s telling a story over many different time periods connecting events to this one location where various families are involved this is nothing new but the real issue is that the film seems to think the events it’s uncovering the things that it’s keeping as a mystery are these incredible sequences that are just gonna blow your mind but it’s not like a kid will have a nosebleed and you don’t know why the kid has a nosebleed and then later you find out oh that’s that’s why the the kid had a nosebleed in fact I’ll go as far as to say

this movie is horrendously boring there is nothing worse than a boring horror movie you have a very simple job when you are a grudge film you’re just supposed to scare us fairly often and tell a compelling story this movie really doesn’t do those things and if you’re expecting to see your

antagonist that you’re used to seeing in these films they do something here that feels more like a zombie movie and I kind of loathe that much to my dismay this film thinks his characters are a lot more interesting than they are it thinks it’s Direction is a lot more interesting than it is and it sure thinks it’s a lot scarier than it is too and it’s definitely not because it’s mostly filled with cheap jump scares from

beginning to end and you’re going to experience a lot of those and you’re going to see every single one of them coming in fact I started to predict everything that was going to happen in the movie in my head now if you’ve been watching my videos for a long time you know I hate doing that

I really tried to turn that part of my brain off when I watch a movie and just roll with the punches the filmmaker is showing to me I don’t like trying to guess where the director is going but in this case I could see just about every turn before it

The Grudge - Movie Review

happened this is coming from the same filmmaker who made the eyes of my mother which is actually pretty good and that was definitely a low-budget feature and you could see that that was somebody really

yearning to make films and I can understand how a studio might pluck someone like that from obscurity and say here’s a franchise unfortunately there are aspects of this movie that are also trying to be the things that I think this indie filmmaker likes like the way the end credits appear for instance which produced a lot of

audible groans in my theater tonight there’s moments that feel very indie and strange like that but at the same time this is a big horror movie part of the well known franchise and it feels like the filmmaker is a conflict with himself throughout the entire film

because he’s restrained in a way to have to deliver consistent jump scares over and over again and and there doesn’t feel like there’s any real passion behind them in fact there are aspects of the movie that almost feels like they used CG shadows like in a window to create some tension that maybe they weren’t even thinking they were going to create while

shooting it but they watch the movie and realize there aren’t enough scare so we should probably have a shadow every character in the movie is either pregnant or dealing with a death in the family or a terrible case that went wrong everyone has to pass they’re hiding from and nobody wants to talk about it the film is filled with

characters that are afraid to discuss things that are important to them and because of that the movie is drawn out to these arcs for all of them that you can see coming a mile away and especially an ending that you can see coming a mile away there’s no

surprises in this movie the only thing about this film I can recommend is lin shaye who is an insanely underrated actress I love her and whenever she’s on screen she’s bringing something aundrea riseborough ain’t bad in the movie and neither is Demian Bichir it’s just that there’s not much for them to do Lin Shaye by far has the best

and most fun out of any of them and you can really feel that coming out of her but beyond that this is a extremely boring movie and if you’re a fan of The Grudge franchise which honestly I’m really not because like I like the original one and yeah that’s about it if you’re a fan I can see you being really disappointed by

this movie I’m gonna give The Grudge a D this is definitely the first week of January I would suggest seeing just mercy or uncut gems or really just about anything else except cats oh guys thank you so much as always for reading look forward to more reviews very soon and if you like this you can click right here and get stuck mine eyese

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