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Honeymoon (2014) review

Posted : 2 months, 2 weeks ago on 30 July 2018 10:03

Honestly, I watched this one on a whim. Hadn't heard of it and wasn't expecting much from it but, as it turns out, "Honeymoon" was a predator in waiting. I went from relatively receptive to whatever might conspire to engaged rather quickly and it wasn't long after that when I was just downright riveted.

"Honeymoon" takes the old adage "the honeymoon is over" into a horrifying realm of psuedo-Cronenbergian reality. Though on its surface it is a mystery of the strange events that have caused drastic behavioral changes in a once loving newlywed wife, in reality the strength of the film comes from how easily it is to parallel (and relate) with the poisonous effects of a simple lie, no matter how well intentioned, in a relationship. On this basis alone the viewer goes along on an alarming and frustrating experience with her husband as the rifts and suspicion between them grow.

Of course, the answers are not as simple as the idea suggests. As the mystery unravels and things become clearer so does the horror and, most terrifying, the truth. To say more is to ruin the film but suffice it to say that not all is at it seems.

Excellent performances from the dual leads only cement the effectiveness of the film as they do a spectacular job of selling the idea of those ravenous involved and libidinous early days of marriage and how the smallest things can turn into a storm.

All in all, I was pretty impressed and pleasantly surprised to find that "Honeymoon" was not only a movie I enjoyed (in that peculiar way one does disturbing films of it's nature) but one that I ended up kinda loving. Recommended!


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When honeymoon turns Haunting-mood.

Posted : 3 years, 5 months ago on 29 April 2015 03:25

A low budget horror movie from a newcomer director. In that perspective, it was a decent movie, because within the limits everything was done nicely. In fact, it was a minimal cast movie set in an isolated cabin in the woods. A simple story that is like the title, it is about a newly married couple's honeymoon. All sets off nicely to them until strange events begin to follow one after another. How the couple manages to come off of it, or do they is the rest.

I don't know others, but like I said it was not a bad movie to me. Whatever happened, it just kept me engaged throughout, because of the uptight plot. Though, it raises some questions about the events that takes place in the movie and makes to have your own imagination. In fact, my opinion in the begging was 'big foot', later very quickly I understood what it's about. The writer's notion was also the same, leaving blank space to fill by the viewers with their creative prediction.

The most of the answers answered or going to be answered are merely the same (I think). For those who won't get it, will suffer nothing except think they wasted time. The rest will probably want a sequel for a proper and further explanation. Especially a couple of dialogues made me think that way. But, I don't think so there will be one, it will stay a mystery as of now forever, if I'm not wrong. Not a scary movie nor actual violence, but the suspense was the movie's strong hold. If you're looking for that type, you can give it a try other than blood gore and killings.

5.5/10


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Honeymoon (2014) review

Posted : 4 years, 1 month ago on 14 September 2014 04:02

I saw the trailer for this and it looked interesting enough. The thing about it that sold me though was Rose Leslie. Since we won't be seeing her in Game of Thrones anymore then this is the only other option to get my fix of this red headed beauty haha. It's a bit of a slow burner and a strange one. It keeps the mystery of what is going on hidden pretty well. I'm not sure how I felt about it. It doesn't really make any sense or anything. The acting is good at least. The good thing about this is that they tried to do something new. The bad thing is that it fell short. It's a weird one that's for sure. Honestly though I'm not sure I would suggest this one.


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