The Unborn

Genre: Horror

Director: David S. Goyer

Screenplay: David S. Goyer

Starring: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, and Cam Gigandet

Casey discovers a horrifying secret. She was a twin, but her brother passed in the womb. Now due to a tragedy in her family’s past, something is seeking vengeance on her, because she alone survived the birth. This force won’t stop until it has destroyed her, and it will destroy everything and everyone it its path until it has her.

Though I know some may disagree with me, but I actually kind of liked this movie. This was story driven, and I think you know by now how much I love those, plus it had Gary Oldman. My exact thought when I saw the preview was that the movie could not be that bad if Gary Oldman was in it, because he is a phenomenal actor. I was, for the most part, correct. It sure is not the best film of its kind, but I found it surprising enough at times to be satisfying. Gary Oldman’s performance was satisfying enough, but they again, I’m under the impression that he can’t be terrible. The story also became much more complex than ever expected, which added to the film’s value.

There were also the standard crazy deaths in this film, but mostly due to more creative and imaginative effects. I like to think that the main goal of this movie is to creep the audience out as opposed to scare the mess out of it, which mostly makes it a better movie. The story alone is creepy enough, but how they chose to materialize that story, makes it more creepy. That is where the effects come in. Insert creepy children here. There is nothing more disturbing in a film than a creepy child. I think we can all remember Gabe from Pet Sematary. Probably one of the most memorable scenes from The Exorcist due to how uncomfortable it made the audience was when Regan pulls her not so human contortionist act down the stairs. With today’s technology added to a similar contorted display, the creep factor gets multiplied by at least 50. It’s enough to make the movie watchable.

I give this film 3 Buttery Kernals.

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