Thursday, January 15, 2015

As Above, So Below

A storyteller has the ability to keep his audience engaged as they listen and explore the imagination of their mind which makes the story vivid and thrilling.

This is the thought which comes to my mind when I think about this movie directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Dowdle and his brother Drew.

Most of the horror movies have the same old story and one can see a pattern in the stories that they can predict the whole story of what’s going to happen next. At least I use to do that.

Recently there has been a different approach to the storytelling of horror movies with a tight script and yes they have the ability to keep you intrigued. Insidious, Insidious Chapter 2 are fine examples of it.

This movie stands apart from the horror movies that you must have watch till now and yes it plays with your imagination as you tried to get grip of the plot as it moves.

It’s the story of Scarlett Marlowe (Perdita Weeks), a young alchemy scholar who goes in the search of the Philosopher Stone continuing her Dad’s research.

It takes her from the caves of Iran to Paris wherein they search within the catacombs beneath the city for the stone. It leads to all kinds of events taking place and death of group members one by one.

I must applaud the writers for coming up with such a script that keeps the audience abound. The movie has been shot in a documentary style format and yes it is captured beautifully.

Scarlett was supported by ex-boyfriend George (Ben Feldman), Explorers Papillon (Fran├žois Civil), his girlfriend Souxie (Marion Lambert), and friend Zed (Ali Marhyar).

Scarlett role played by Perdita does justice to her role and while others have done their job considering there was no meat in their roles.

The movie stands out with its story, documentary style shooting and direction.

This movie can certainly be watched more than once.


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