BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I feel like this should be one of my catchphrases I say it so often, I really liked the sound of the storyline - I really did. "In post-World War I England a writer and sometime-ghost hunter (Rebecca Hall) investigates a reported haunting at a boys boarding school." See! Doesn't it sound like a dream?!
The Awakening, I feel, is one of those films that I need to watch again, and I will tell you why. Not because I loved it so so much, (doesn't mean I didn't like it though.), but because I feel I missed some of it. I was watching it all, and when it was over, I felt like I wasn't fully with the story and the twists, I don't know why, but I missed parts. I did not know the spirit she was talking about was her fiance for one, and that was a pretty big part of the story... I will be re-watching this, and making sure I get everything this time. Fingers crossed...
The thing I really liked about The Awakening, was the fact she went after fake ghosts and people, like certain 'mediums' on TV, who tell people they can talk to and contact the dead. The film actually starts off with a really good opening of her catching people in the act - similar to the episode Seance Time of Inside No 9. It's a very good opener.
Following on from the good opener, The Awakening is not a bad film at all. It's fun, it pretty much follows with horror movie cliche, such as looking into a very murky river/lake, as you do, and something grabs you or just dark rooms and children laughing, all those old chestnuts. They don't make the film bad at all though, I like those cliches!
The Awakening wasn't a bad film, it was fun and entertaining, what more could you want from a film to waste a few hours to?! It wasn't the best I've seen, but I enjoyed it and I will be watching it again to really take it all in - I did like the twist.. Love a good twist and this had that. I remember that much.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..