Thursday, July 14

Movie Review: The Woman in Black (2012)

Length: 1h 35 min
Released:  2012
Genre: Drama, Fantasy,  & Horror 
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: On Amazon Prime


A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.


I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO WAIT THIS FOR A LONG, LONG TIME!! And why wouldn't I? Historical fiction, horror, and paranormal? ALSO Mr. Radcliffe stars in this and I do adore him. *swoons* It has all the makings for a fantastic film. Now, the question is...was it?

It was good. Not fantastic. But certainly good. 

The acting was good by all involved. Especially by Mister Radcliffe. He certainly did a good job playing as the depressed lawyer, who is an innocent victim. Poor guy. He just wanted to do his damn job and spend some time with his boy! STUPID GHOST!

Honestly, I hated the whole "if you see the ghost, the ghost starts haunting". This doesn't make sense to me. If the villagers were sooooo scared why didn't they burn down the house or move away and burn down everything?????? Like...this is a kid-killing ghost and no one does a thing!!!!!! They just hide in their house and avoid the house.This is SO unrealistic. Like c'mon! 

Now, at first I felt bad for the ghostie and her ghostie kid, but I no longer felt bad after a certain event happened. Like really? What DO YOU WANT???????? Anger. And annoyed. 

This was a set-up movie...I could tell. I am curious to see what happens next. Is there two or three after this? Not sure, but I am curious. Maybe it'll get better and someone can beat that ghostie. 

The layout of the story was nice. It took a while to understand what and why things were happening. I'm glad. I will be honest....there were a lot of times when I jumped. Some were cheesy jumps, but I jumped nonetheless. The toys were creepy as hell and so was that mud ghost. *shudders* NASTY!

I do want to learn more about some of the characters in the town. Hopefully they make an appearance. There were a couple plot holes that had me curious. Maybe they'll be explained in other movies. 

Then there was the ending...

I liked it, but I hated it. I can't say what, but I am still on the fence. I mean, it was super sweet in away, but I am bummed. It was indeed the true definition of bittersweet. 

In the end, this was worth a watch especially if one is a fan of scary movies. What shall we stamp this with?

Plot: 3
Screen Writing: 3
Characters: 3
Acting: 5
Costumes: 4
Scare factor: 4
Ending: 3

Lets stamp this with 3. 

Re-watch: Yes. 


Blodeuedd said...

Good, eh. BUT it did make me jump

Melliane said...

I really didn't like the ending of this movie

Carole Rae said...

B, LOL. It did have some good jumps.

Melliane, I'm on the fence.