Thursday, May 29, 2008

Shuang Tong (Double Vision)

--Reviewed by Lindy Loo

Plotline: People are being killed in ways that seem impossible: a man drowns in his office with not a drop of water nearby, a woman perishes from horrific burns, despite there not being a flame in sight. When investigators begin to delve deeper into the murders, they discover that perhaps someone with a desire for immortality is behind these strange events.

Scariness factor: Not so much.

Gross-Out Factor: There's some knife-slitting going on during a few sections of the movie.

Complaints: Ack. Two movies in a row with David Morse in them. Why is it that just LOOKING at him irritates me SO VERY VERY MUCH? Again: as with Disturbia, he was perfectly fine in this movie. So I don't know why I loathe him so much. Other than that, I was mostly just indifferent to this movie. It wasn't anything special, but it wasn't anything terrible either. It was just ok.

High Points: The double-pupil eyeball effect was really pretty creeps. I dug it. Other than that: indifference.

Overall: Yeah, I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it. But then again, I wouldn't discourage you from seeing it either. It was tepid. That's the long and short of it.

Grade: C



At 10:24 PM, Blogger Joanne said...

Lindyloo..what's happening? No new scary movie flicks to review? I just got home form Blockbuster and I picked up a movie called :In a Dark Place." I'm not sure it will be any good but I'll watch it and let you know if it is worth a review.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Joanne said...

Update: "In a Dark Place" should have remained on the shelf at blockbuster was a weird movie. It ended abruptly. And no major fright scenes.
So, ach! it's totally up to you if you want to review it, but don't rush out to find it as it's totally not worth it.

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just wondering if anyone had noticed my absence. I actually have two I still need to review: that Nicole Kidman INVASION one and GANJA & HESS, but I've been lazy lately. *sniffling* perhaps next week. PERHAPS NEXT WEEK!

At 1:31 AM, Blogger Joanne said...

Absentee lindy loo - I have good one for you! I watched it tonight. It's called "The Orphanage"'s a Spanish film with English did I get spooked big time! It's not something that happens very often.

BTW - I finally found "Teeth" at my local indie video rental shop but it was out!! Boo!

Come on girl, the lazy spell is over :D


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