mum and dad
Somehow, I managed to watch two films in one day, two very different movies and the one that was better is the one that was least expected to be the best - Deliver Us From Evil was the better one. "New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city."
Deliver Us From Evil is one of those films that pops up on a few list when you have those moments of weakness where you have no idea what to watch and turn to the internet for help. Mum had gone to bed and me and dad were looking for something to watch, this one popped up and I mentioned how I'd heard of it, apparently that is enough for my dad to say yes to. Straight off the bat, I liked the cast, Eric Bana is a pretty good actor, who just has a nice face, and his partner in the film is the one and only Joel McHale. Don't get me started on my love for that man, since watching him on The Soup, I would happily watch anything with him in it, and I do, shout out to the Joel McHale show, apart from Community, couldn't get into that...
Anyhoo, I liked the cast from the get go, and it was a horror, so I was pretty happy, happy all the way to the end I am pleased to say.
Deliver Us From Evil is actually a pretty good film, I didn't go in expecting anything really, and especially as I don't tend to be a fan of the whole exorcism thing, but this was not that shabby and I was into it the whole way through. It got later and me and dad both mentioned about finishing it the next day, but nope, was finished that same night. It's just an interesting story, and it never really slows to the point that it gets boring. It slows down, it's not always action and fights, a lot of it is though obviously, but it slows down to create tension and it does it well. Even included are the cliche kids toys, like a very interesting rolling owl that has a weird little hoot, and the good old Jack in the Box. (Who buys their kid a Jack in the Box anyway?! Those things are terrifying!)
The actual possessions and the make up was super creepy too, it wasn't over the top, just enough, just enough make up and screaming running people to keep you on the edge of your seat. Nothing fancy, just good old fancy simple possession make up. And obviously those people screaming, running and attacking people - especially in the end possession scene, shit hits the fan there.
Deliver Us From Evil definitely delivered something, and that is it delivers a very entertaining little movie. I was impressed and it past the time happily, good cast, good story and it was creepy. Little hidden gem on Netflix.
I finally did it! I finally watched 47 Metres Down, and I took the parents with me. "Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive." I was not let down by this film, and it made me happy due to my love of sharks...
I read a little about this film, when I say read, I used Twitter and skipped past any parts that could contain spoilers, and from what I gathered, this is a shit scary movie. Well, some people said it was shit scary and some people said it was shit but scary, pretty much 96% said that it was scary, and I believed this. Shark films tend to be very tense and scary, I don't know why, I just know if there is water and a shark, it'll be tense.
I was not wrong! This film is tense as hell...to start with. It starts off with the sisters meeting some random guys and thinking that cage diving to see sharks is a good idea - which it probably is, if it wasn't with random guys and for the cage to be very old looking and rusty... You know from the start this isn't going to go well, you've seen the trailer, you know what it's about, and it starts off as a lovely little trip, until the break in the cage... It is pretty terrifying, even just the thought, being trapped that far down in the dark with a lack of air - nahhhhhh.
47 Metres Down starts off as a very very tense film, like I am talking on the edge of your seat, doom feeling, until some time in the middle where I somehow chilled out. I have no idea why, somewhere around the middle of the film, I just wasn't nervous anymore and I went back to watching it like most horrors, not really nervous or scared. Don't get me wrong, the film was tense and the scenes played out well, like the situation and location was a great story and premise, but I just wasn't tense any more. Saying that though doesn't mean I didn't like it, I actually really enjoyed this film.
It was fun and had sharks in it, and some actually scary moments. It also didn't just work off jump scares, the tension is real thanks to the insane location that it was set in, and I actually liked the twist at the end, and I in no way saw it coming. It is hinted at though which just makes this film even better. I'd happily watch this and also the sequel that is out next year - would like it a bit scarier though, if I may say that...
Disclaimer: sharks are not monsters. Not monsters! They are not serial killers, do not believe these films where sharks go after humans and chase them down, sharks do not even like the taste of us, they only bite as they don't have hands to touch objects they don't like.
I enjoy shark films, but I don't believe the sharks in them, or fear sharks, and you shouldn't either. You've been warned if you go into their home, but they are not out to kill you.
47 Metres Down does the whole 'killer shark' thing really well as they have a reason to try and kill the sisters, the sisters are caught in the feeding frenzy done by the amount of chum in the water. In normal life, the sharks wouldn't be acting the same way. Love sharks! That is todays message. Thank you for your time and have a good day.
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