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The Unborn (2009)

Director:
David S. Goyer
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Unborn
RUNNING TIME
88 minutes
Producer:
Michael Bay
Andrew Form
Brad Fuller
Screenwriter:
David S. Goyer


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Casey Beldon Odette Yustman
Rabbi Sendak Gary Oldman
Mark Cam Gigandet
Romy Meagan Good
Arthur Wyndham Idris Elba
Sofi Kozma Jane Alexander

 

Review

Painfully trite horror yarn dealing with nightmare visions and possessing spirits, this time in the form of some Jewish mysticism. If the story is refreshing and interesting in its own right, director David S. Goyer sure isn't able to convey it. He stumbles through every single horror stereotype he can find, and in the process is able to castrate any possible scare the film might have had the potential for. That a film of this calibre is thematically uninteresting isn't news, but that it is artistically as dull as this is no excuse for the filmmakers. Gary Oldman appears in a role he might as well have phoned in.

 

Copyright 17.9.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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