#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It’s been six years since the Rollins family just up and left and now the troubled Solomon family has come from Chicago, to rebuild their lives following their sons hospitalization due to their daughter’s drunk driving accident. But as they start to settle in something odd and strange begins to occur to their son. Could something supernatural be at work, and did the previous family just leave…or are they still here? Trapped in the only place they’ve ever known? And what did cause their deaths? Most of all…is this ‘killer’ still very much alive?
Plot: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions and endure attacks from a supernatural source. Jess must warn her disbelieving family before it is too late to save them.
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Americanized Pang brothers go mainstream and sadly the results are not very good. I actually wanted to like this film, because I enjoyed the Pang Bros. previous well-known horror film “The Eye” and for that reason alone, I had some really high hopes with this one too. Well, I guess it was my bad and I must say now that I’m genuinely disappointed; since I was expecting something that would be just as dark and scary as “The Eye”, considering that we are talking about the same directors, but this time, they even had a bigger budget to work with. Proof that good directors can screw it up (or at least in my humble opinion) and that won’t have anything to do with the financial resources.
In “The Messengers”, the Solomon family, moves to an isolated farm, with the purpose of starting a new life and leaving an unpleasant memory behind. However, as soon as they arrive to their new house, the teenage daughter Jess, starts to experience some really odd situations and she claims to see people living inside the cellar. Creatures that are not in peace with themselves and need to give her a message before it’s too late. However, her parents, who are pretty much fed up with her and her dreadful behavior, don’t believe a word she says. Unfortunately, it is only a matter of time for them to realize that Jess may not be lying this time, after all and that there’s actually something in that house…something that has been waiting in the dark for a few years and is waiting to be released.
I won’t complain about the fact that these kinds of stories were already told about a thousand times. I’m not one of those movie fans who complain about the lack of innovation when it comes to the plot. Honestly, I think most films (especially horror films) out there, share a decent number of similarities and while many reviews comment on the simplicity and unoriginality of the plot, I will mainly focus on the fact that this film is overall not scary, which is my main concern. It seems like The Pang Bros. basically sold their talent to the devil, just to enter in the American film industry, without realizing that there was no need to copy the most superfluous and silly PG-rated contemporary horror flicks. “The Messengers” turns out to be one of those movies where nothing really happens…ever. It’s just a nice variety of hallucinations and situations that end up being reduced to “Did it really happen or was it just my imagination?”. No, I’m sorry but I just had about enough with these nonsense. I suppose the real action starts happening during the last twenty minutes, but that just doesn’t do it for me. The denouement turns out to be somehow far-fetched and it left me with the hateful “That’s it?” feeling inside my head. Overall, not the worst movie ever and it’s not like it is unwatchable. It happens to be entertaining for moments and it has a small number of well-done ghostly sequences that made the whole thing endurable in some way. I also enjoyed the scenes with the crows, since they reminded me a lot of “The Birds”, which is like partying with an old best friend, or something like that. The music during the opening and final credits is in my opinion the actual high point and that is not a very good sign, unfortunately. Another thing that is not exactly a good sign, would be the overhead microphone that can be seen more than once during the film. No comments about that little detail.
Bad watch, probably won’t watch again, and can’t recommend.
I actually like Kristen Stewart, and I think she performed decently in this, but she worked her ass off carrying the movie. John Corbett was the only other person pulling their weight in this movie.
The story itself was okay, but it does have a lot of problems. My biggest was just their defiance of reality.
The “in you face” thing is that the farm is plague with “crows” that are clearly ravens. This is done because you can train ravens much easier, but they’re GIANT birds by average comparison of what size birds most people see. And then they do stupid things like leave feed out far enough away from where you would take it (those are not light bags), and when birds come, he shoos them farther into the car as the trunk is the only part open.
They are planting sunflower seeds, which just means lots of things trying to eat it, but the timeline is all over the place. They go to plant seeds, and there are tiny plants in the background. There is an incident early on, then what seems like a week passes, but then it’s almost end of harvest. And then there is still a giant bag of seeds to plant, and it isn’t part of the harvest because it’s by itself and I don’t think they start harvesting during the movie.
There is also the mold which she doesn’t seem to know how to treat or why it would come back…just silly. But its details like these that show how poorly written the script is, especially the dialogue.
The effects are actually pretty interesting, they did a good job on the birds, the wall, and the “flowing ground” was really interesting, but it’s not enough to have a cool effect or two. You might as well, just have lots of odd explosions then.
Overall, just not worth the watch, unless you want to see a movie where Kristen Stewart is objectively the best actor.
Entertaining as it as much eerie
“The Messengers” is a been there, done that, horror about a family who move to a spooky house in the middle of nowhere and then strange things begin to happen. It sounds like you have seen this film before yet the story still keeps you interested and in some cases even intrigued.
A family move from Chicago to an eerie, abandoned farmhouse in North Dakota to start a fresh and to start growing sunflowers on its land, aw. Then the teenager daughter Jess (Kristen Stewart, Panic Room) begins to sense strange happenings from the moment they move in, something just isn’t quite right, her toddler brother, Ben, also begins to notice creaking noises and following shadows and the mother (Penelope Ann Miller) just can’t get rid of THAT stain on the wall. However, the family don’t seem to communicate so everybody just gets on with it without mentioning the strange goings on to other family members. Tut.
Roy the dad, (Dylan McDermott, Miracle on 34th St) then hires Burwell, a man who has literally came from nowhere to help on the farm, just as long as Roy throws in a free dinner. Mysterious Burwell (Aidan from Sex and the City) comes complete with sideburns a beard and a backwards cap, yes, a backwards cap. They are all getting on nicely, the sunflowers are growing, Jess has made a friend in Bobby but mum Denise just can’t get THAT stain off the wall. So where did Burwell come from? Please enter ghostly Gollum like figures, shrieking violins, pecking crows and a lot of jumpy movements.
There isn’t much new with “The Messengers” but with the film changing which character it’s going to focus on every 5 minutes it still manages to keep you entertained and even concerned in what is going to happen. However, we know what is going to happen, don’t we? You know what’s round the corner, yet you still manage to jump, and I still managed to enjoy it!
Good fun ghost story
Well made ghost horror might not be the greatest movie ever made, but manages to entertain effectively.
Let us first of all say that this movie does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a ghost story and never pretends to be anything else. Anyone looking for a highbrow horror tale here can look elsewhere.
Getting back to the story though, and a family with a mysterious past move to a new home in the middle of the country, a home with a chequered history of its own, and it is not long before daughter Jess encounters the secrets of the house…
Husband Roy is desperate to make a go of this new life, by making a successful harvest with the fertile soil in the fields next to where they now live, and despite some troubles between mother and daughter it seems that they are going to try putting their problems behind them.
The house has other ideas though.
The Messengers makes no apology for what it is – an old-fashioned ghost story with a hint of horror and which benefits from a slightly shallow plot to aid with fast story telling and scares. Yeah, it’s not exactly earth shatteringly terrifying but it does a better job of building tension than most of its peers.
Its special effects are reasonably decent, and never look too fake bar bar one single occasion in the cellar.
The acting too is acceptable and does the job – Kristen Stewart does her best with the material and produces what the role requires.
But the fun here is with the overall feel of the movie – it just works as long as you don’t try to expect too much from it.
The only oddity is ‘Cigarette Smoking Man’ from X-Files William B Davis making an unnecessary and pointless appearance twice as a real estate broker – a side story which was totally inept and served no purpose and gave the actor all of 20 seconds of screen time.
That aside, good movie and worth seeing as long as you don’t expect more than it is.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang
Writer Mark Wheaton (screenplay), Todd Farmer (story)
Actors Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Ghost House Pictures, Mandate Pictures, Columbia Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Film Length 2,473 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 100T 5212, Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema