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Plot: A young woman is sent to Paradise Hills to be reformed, only to learn that the high-class facility’s beautiful facade hides a sinister secret.
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I think _Paradise Hills_ was almost good, and it’s disappointing that it fell short of actually achieving that. Of course, it was almost crap too, so dodging that by the skin of its teeth is good, though not exactly high praise.
_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
Really good watch, would watch again, and can recommend.
This is (almost) a spiritual successor to “The Island”, and in most respects is about as good. There are certain aspects that under cut the aspects that make it good, but I can’t mention them without ruining the movie before you watch it.
The oddest bit (not said lightly) is honestly the mix of the cast. Milla Jojovich and Emma Roberts are proven entities that could carry a movie (fairly easily), but then there are also Danielle Macdonald (“Birdbox”) and Awkwafina (“Jumanji: The Next Level”) neither of which give a good performance or do I consider quality actors.
I’m not sure higher quality actors would serve the movie any better. Any real problems are in the script itself. The movie has a ridiculously high production value as it is intended to represent the overly wealthy.
There is a great little mystery / survival story here, but I’m not sure it will endure through multiple watches.
Dull, slow moving and poorly structured
The art of beginning your film with a scene from later on in your movie is a tricky one. The best way to do it is the way films like ‘The Hangover’ and ‘The Gentlemen’ did it, where you have no context for the scene and it naturally reveals itself later on. ‘Paradise Hills’ fell into a trap in this respect. It had a nice little secret up its sleeve that it wanted to be smart and give the audience a sneak-peak at it early, but in doing so it implies something else that kind of ruins the enjoyment of the movie. It falsely gives away the movie, but because we don’t know that, it just destroys our interest in the movie because we feel like we know where we are headed. The film was too smart for its own good in that respect.
The biggest crime this film commits though is just how boring it is. For a decent cast the characters somehow manage to come across extremely bland. The dialogue is just so safe and by the book. So by the time the third act rolls around and things actually start to happen its hard to care, because everyone is so unlikeable.
The third act is a breathe of fresh air though. The film finally advances forward after stagnating for over an hour and the way the ending was done was actually mildly clever. The damage is already done though sadly and I have to put this down as a very forgettable experience that I couldn’t recommend.
Worst film in the past 5 years
I left in the middle of the projection. The story doesn’t make sense and there are a lot of weird scenes I just can’t swallow – for instance the girls sleep dressed up in evening dresses?!? Or they are forced to watch movies to have their brains washed but for doing this they are asked to climb on a wooden horse, they are tied on it and then the horse is raised up to the ceiling and then the movies are projected (this is simply weird, stupid and of no relevance in the end). The story is not adding up, I just couldn’t get what was the meaning of everything in the movie and the sounds are terrible..I literally couldn’t stand it anymore, extremely boring, bad non sense explained story).
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Alice Waddington
Writer Sofía Cuenca (original story by), Brian DeLeeuw, Nacho Vigalondo, Alice Waddington (original story by)
Actors Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Eiza González
Country Spain, USA
Awards 1 win & 22 nominations.
Production Company Nostromo Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2:1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Leitz SUMMILUX-C lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)