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Woman In Black (2012)

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Woman In Black


Daniel Radcliffe
Ciarán Hinds
Janet McTeer
Sophie Stuckey
Liz White

Directed by: James Watkins

Distributed by: Momentum Pictures (United Kingdom) and CBS Films (United States)

This will be the first Daniel Radcliffe movie I have seen since he dropped the wand at Hogwats and I advice you go see it too.

‘Woman In Black’, is a horror movie that Radcliffe pulled off. Based on a Susan Hill's novel of the same name and the movie is directed by British director James Watkins.

I must say Harry Potter (Radcliffe) can act, although it was hard to pass him off as a grown man married with a child, because no matter how I tried to accept his role, all I saw was Potter, and I kept waiting to see if he will stupefy something.
What can I say? If you are not a fan of horror movies, then this might be a bit boring for you, but if you don’t mind a thrill once in a while, give this movie a buzz.

The story is a little weak, but what other horror movie story isn’t, it is full of clichés but what other horror movies now a day isn’t. The scenery was so well crafted and the cinematographer made sure we enjoyed more of distance footage, so we can see the beautiful scenery the movie had to offer.

Directing is just as weak as the story, who goes to a house, notice some scary stuff in that house, sees things, people and children moving around, and still hangs around?

The Director (Watkins) also didn’t think it was necessary, or befitting for the viewers to know what is going on (the aim was suspense but to me it was dumb), you will have to wait an hour plus, before you can grab the whole concept of the movie in detail. (This was frustrating)

Also the town people were hostile to Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), the funny thing about this is, (I blame the director for this also) Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe) never tried to know why. The men of the town gathered together to run him out of town, for what they believe he has seen, Arthur never asked what the connection is, between what I have seen, and the death that is plaguing the town.
He finally asked that question, 15 mins to the end of the movie. (Who waits days to know why a town wants them out?)

But enough said, the story goes thus, Arthur a young solicitor lost his wife and has been sad ever since, his son wants more of dad’s time, but dad is till shook up about his wife’s passing to be available.

His office posts him to handle the estate of Alice Drablow, who owned an English manor known as the Eel Marsh House, where she had lived with her husband and son Nathaniel. The people of the town believe the house is haunted and they tried to chase him off, but to no avail. He goes to the house and strange things began to happen.

Thinking he was still in Hogwats Arthur (Daniel Radcliffe) decides to do some investigating, as he investigates people start dying. The town tells him to clear off. But he still hangs around till, he found out that the woman in black was after him too.

Enough said this movie is not half bad and it is one i recommend.


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