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The Orphanage review
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Overrated, But Good

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After being somewhat dissapointed with one of Guillemoro's other Spanish films, Pan's Labyrinth, I steered clear of this one for a while. But after enjoying some of his American endeavors I decided to give this one a try. And although it's certainly a good film, it's not a "MASTERPIECE!" as everyone claims it is.

Maybe it's just me, but this film just didn't satisfy me. It's not very original, as it borrows elements from a plethora of American films ranging from Friday The 13th to Poltergeist, and feels more like a thriller than a straight-up horror picture.

But when it comes down to it, there's not alot of things that are really wrong with the film. It's engaging, the script is good as is the acting and the cinematography is absolutely gorgeous. There's a few really intense scenes, and it ends on a beautifully emotional note.

It's defintely worth seeing, but something about it just didn't completely win me over.

7/10
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2 years ago on 20 June 2015 16:30




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