Movie Review: The Unbroken

The Unbroken

Rating

4-10

(4/10)

Year Released: 2012

Production Company: In The Dark Entertainment

Directors Name: Jason Murphy

Lead Actors: Aurelia Riley/Daniel Baldwin/Patrick Flanagan/Ryan Quinn Smith/Warwik Davis

Genre: Horror/Thriller

 

Movie Blurb(From IMBd):
Sarah Campbell has to start her life over again after a messy divorce leaves her broken, lost, and alone for the first time in years. Having to live in a dumpy apartment complex with some interesting people is the least of her worries when strange things begin to happen in her new home including visions of a little boy in the mirrors. Passing them off as her “crazy imagination”, things intensify when Sarah starts to have nightmares about being murdered and tossed into a shallow grave by a “shadowy figure”. As her nightmares become more vivid, so do her encounters with the ghostly child who begins terrorize her and cause “accidents” wherever she goes. After a visit to a local “psychic/Paranormal expert”, Sarah is told that she must help the ghost complete his unfinished business so he can cross to the other side. Through an encounter with her charming next door neighbor, Sarah realizes her neighbor is the “shadowy figure” that she has been dreaming about…and that he murdered the little boy. Now knowing what she has to do, Sarah along with her friend Tommy set out to prove that Mr. Middlebrooks is not the perfect neighbor he seems to be.

ReviewThis movie is full of bad acting…it has a Baldwin brother in it, that is all you need to know. With that being said, I actually liked this movie! Yes, the acting was terrible, but the plot was not that easy to figure out! Seriously, I spent the entire movie trying to figure out exactly what was going on, who killed the little boy, and why everyone was so…weird when it came to this stupid clown doll.

There are a few things that bothered me about this movie, other than the bad acting. First being the “spiritual guide” that Sarah goes to for help. He is so lame and you can tell in an instant that he is just some rip off “psychic” throwing out gimmicks and charging a ton of money for it. Yet, Sarah continues to go to him for advice and help. FIND SOMEONE NEW! Or at least watch a ghost movie or something.

Warning: There are spoilers after this point.

Sarah has obviously been painting pictures that the kid ghost has been sending her. He is trying to tell her how he died, yet she doesn’t put it together until the kid throws her paintings in the floor and puts them together for her. Like…really? You couldn’t figure that out on your own?

We are led to believe that the neighbor, Bruce (Daniel Baldwin) is the killer. Then…Tommy is killed and we are led to believe that Bruce killed him.

After Tommy is killed it seems like the only one upset about it is Sarah. Not even his aunt or what ever she was, seems to be all that upset. No one is crying…except Sarah, the girl who has only known this guy for a few weeks. Also, I was really cheering for Tommy to get a little action from Sarah. I went above and beyond to help her with her problem. And Sarah seemed to start to like him.

Anyways, the thing that saved this movie for me was the end. The last line the little boy says is “Thanks for playing with me.” It was all up then. I knew something crazy was going on, but Sarah is still too stupid to put the pieces together.

Conclusion:

If it wasn’t for the odd twist ending, this movie would have been a total flop. I still would have enjoyed it somewhat, but the ending made this movie. If you have time to sit down and waste an hour and 40 minutes, do it! What horror movie fan doesn’t love a good…bad movie?

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