Thursday, May 30, 2013

Little Shop Movie Review: Dark Skies & Promised Land






Just when you thought it was safe to be alone in your own home again the producers of "Insidious" and "Sinister"(seem to producing a number of these types of films sometimes they don't work, however this is a creepy Close Encounter.
One night when Lacy Barrett(Keri Russell)wakes and walks to the family kitchen she is startled when she sees the families food all stacked from the floor to the roof.
There are many reasons that this little film works the believability of the characters and their surroundings.
Lacy is a Realtor and is taking a couple through a walk through of the house she is selling and she walks over to the sliding glass doors and starts pounding her head against them, much to the surprise of the couple. She is told by her boss to take some much needed rest.
There are some brief glimpses of the aliens that are in this film but that is what makes this film work as well, brief appearances help keep the suspense of the film, which works until the end the film just ends all of a sudden and that was disappointing as the rest of the film was great.



So with little knowledge other than the fact that this film starred Matt Damon and Frances McDormand(she is one of my favorite actresses) I also read about it. Matt Damon also co-wrote this script I found it interesting how much it resembled that of "Local Hero" with Burt Lancaster.

Story Synopsis for Local Hero:
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

This film doesn't even have half the charm that Local Hero does.
Everything here has been done over and over to death and the characters are not interesting they all have secrets and the are sneeky, just was uninterested.
This is an average told story I can only imagine how bad it would have been if Matt Damon went ahead with the original idea of him directing this is bad enough with Gus Van Sant directing.


All Films reviewed for "Little Shop Of Movies" are provided by rental from Jim Barr(Owner)