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Friday, May 18, 2012

11-11-11:The Prophecy (2011)



In looking at the blog this week, it seems like a strange religious theme started to permeate the pages. Incredibly, there was not plan to this and there was no rhyme or reason for it to take place, especially considering the movies were selected at random. The next film that came in was the Darren Lynn Bousman religious thriller 11-11-11: The Prophecy.


Plot/ After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11-11-11.


I think I may be in the minority on this one, but I enjoyed it. The character driven tension with the religious overtones seem to create an interesting feel. Yes, it was not really the apocalyptic flick that some of the advertisements portrayed, and yes, the ending left a lot to be desired, but it was somewhat effective. The acting was ok, the scripting decent, and pace solid. There were some flaws as the effects seemed forced and the ending truly was not needed. In the end, as a religious thriller, it is watchable and somewhat enjoyable, but as a straight apocalyptic horror, it does not hit the spot. If you like dark religious themes, check it out, if not…

1 comment:

  1. I tried to enjoy it but I couldn't. Too tedious, too boring, ridiculous ending. Hope Bousman's The Barrens will be better than this.

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