Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Woman in Black Movie Review 245

The Woman in Black is a 2012 horror movie based on a novel of the same name written by Susan Hill. It is directed by James Watkins and starring Daniel Radcliffe.

A young man called Arthur Kipps(Radcliffe) is a solicitor and he has to go to and oversee the estate of a Mrs. Drablow who has just died. The house is called  Eel Marsh House and it is a spooky large mansion. Arthurs wife died in childbirth and he thinks about her. He lives with his son and the nanny. When he reaches the island where the house is, the locals are very unfriendly and they tell him that he shouldn't go up to the house. One of them, Sam Daily(Ciaran Hinds) decides to be friendly and he and Arthur become friends. Sams wife is a bit crazy and she has some sort of visions. Arthur goes to he house and he hears and sees spooky things.

He sees a vision of a woman dressed in black and a whole story unfolds about a woman who lost her child and who has come back to steal all of the children in the village. The local children die in horrible ways and they blame Arthur for stirring up the woman in black. Arthur sees more visions of the children who died etc and he becomes shaken. He goes to look for the woman in blacks child who was lost in the marsh. He finds him and he brings him into the house to the woman in black. He buries the child and thinks that that is the end of it . He leaves the house and all is well. He meets his son who has come to meet him along with the nanny.
Unfortunately for Arthur, his son wanders onto the train tracks and he runs after him only to be run over by a train. They reunite with Arthurs wife and walk away. The woman in black is watching still lost in her grief....

This movie was okay. It was a bit slow and dull in parts. I thought that the scares were mediocre and it was just a little predictable. I wouldn't watch it again. Radcliffe wasn't bad as the lead, but all I could think was it is Harry Potter and the Woman in Black!It gets a 4/10.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your review on The Woman in Black! I already rented this on Blockbuster @Home in Blu-ray. So after reading your review I am excited to see it. I even had a few Dish co-workers of mine recommended it to me. I can't wait to watch it. I love a good scare.

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