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Movie Review: The Apparition

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 08/25/2012 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton

Rated PG-13 for terror/frightening images and some sensuality, Running time 82 minutes, Horror/Thriller

Compare to: Soul Survivors (2000), Pulse (2006)

The Ring. The Grudge. The Eye. The Return. The Messengers. The Unborn. The Uninvited. Do you see where I’m going with this? With the exception of The Ring (and I can’t speak for the sequel), all of these movies have just about everything in common, and none of those similarities are good. So now we have The Apparition. They have tired themselves out of the words to place after “the” and now just put what it is. Next, we’ll be seeing The Ghostand probably “The Demon.” “the huh” could work too, don’t bother with punctuation.

The Apparition may be the laziest movie I’ve seen since I really don’t know when. The entire duration feels like how the first thirty minutes of the ones listed above felt. Boring, and plodding along to get to the parts that make you jump. The difference with this one is that it never gets to the parts that even might make you jump. Keep reading if you want to know about true terror in the form of blandness. Continue reading