26.7.09

Orphan Movie Review

We went last night to see the movie, Orphan directed by Jaume Collet-Sera, and while it's creepy - I'll give it creepy - it's boringly fun. The movie is about Esther, the Orphan, and figuring out what is wrong with her. In the movie you’ll meet John and Kate (parents who adopted Esther) – plus hate! I say, Esther, is the female version of Good son/Damien the Omen without the horror touch to it. It also reminded me of the movie Joshua; the story partly runs the same only that Esther is an evil-orphan, while Joshua is a smart-jealous son. I say it again - it is creepy but overlong and muddled, Orphan is excessively sadistic and partly exceedingly stupid.

Although reasonably, cheesily suspenseful, the movie takes a long time to get going. Its tagline, "There's something wrong with Esther," turns out to be a masterpiece of understatement. The movie draws us in by preying on parental fears and guilt, including the horrible things that can happen if you take your eyes off your child for a second, the difficulty of encouraging a child to be an individual but also to fit in with her peers and whether parents will love an adopted child as much as their biological child.

Warning: Not advisable for kids under 13 years old. The movie is stressing and (again) cheesily suspenseful and you’ll see the characters helpless. But don’t worry the ending is redeeming.

Favorite scene: The bitchslap at the hospital and the fucking kick at the end, "Im not your fucking mommy."

Movie Synopsis:

The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther--this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late...for everyone.

14 comments:

Jaypee said...

creepy! must watch!

Bryan Karl said...

Wow, napanood mo! Sana ako rin. Pero la akong balak manood nito sa sine. :)

Aethen said...

@jaypee

Watch it with friends.

Aethen said...

@Bryan Karl

The movie was creepy and stupid. Hehe. But I enjoyed watching it. Lalo na pag may kasama. :D

wanderingcommuter said...

sobrang interested akong mapanuod ito!

Aethen said...

Hope you'll not get disappointed, ewik. :D

Roland said...

hmmm, mahanap ga ito.
thanks sa idea, hehehe
i so love horror/suspense movie.

Aethen said...

Enjoying watching, kuya Roland!

stan said...

I might just catch it for tt bitchfight scene. haha.

Random Student said...

i love this movie. ang remarkable ng character ni esther. it's not an easy role to play but the girl managed to pull through.

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