Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Movie Review: VANISHING ON 7TH STREET
GENRE: MYSTERY, THRILLER
When a massive power outage plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, a disparate group of individuals find themselves alone. The entire city's population has vanished into thin air, leaving behind heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. Soon the daylight begins to disappear completely, and as the survivors gather in an abandoned tavern, they realize the darkness is out to get them, and only their rapidly diminishing light sources can keep them safe.
Director: Brad Anderson
Writer: Anthony Jaswinski
Stars: Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo
Overall, the MOVIE was very DISAPPOINTING!
The whole film was lame and boring. The plot itself is so weak that it can't stand alone by not narrating how it all started. I mean, we are not new with the idea of these kinds of movies where a certain phenomena is happening or already happened ending up the characters to figure out such. Too bad for this film that it FAILED to maintain the momentum of the viewers with bad acting, cheap production, poor script and less effects at all.
The whole story was vague. The director didn't gave a resolution to the whole film. It is just ending it up for the sake of making a FILM. A lot of disappointment to the totality of the whole thing.
In order for that to occur, the movie itself must provide the plot points, the material that allows, and draws the viewer to want to connect the dots and create, so to speak, their own movie within a movie. In short, the director and the writers didn't gave JUSTICE and EAGERNESS in making this film even a little better below average.
In the end, the movie doesn't have anything to tell at all. The movie speaks for itself VANISHING!
RATINGS: 1 STAR