The Woman in Black (2012)
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The Woman in Black (2012)Rating:
- Dylan = 8 / 10;
- Eloise = 6 / 10;
- Raoul = 6 / 10;
- Simina = 5 / 10
- IMDB = 6.4/10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 5.4/10;
The Woman in Black (2012) Synopsis:
Arthur is a young lawyer whose wife just died. Close from losing his job, he is sent to a remote creepy village to examine the paperwork of a recently deceased woman.
The Woman in Black (2012) Review:
Woman in Black was a movie that created a buzz mainly because of two things: the presence of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), and the fact that it was produced by the Hammer. Unfortunately, such features do not make a great movie.
Daniel Radcliffe does a great job in the film, not unforgettable, but great. The problem is more the movie itself. I found it a very basic “boooh” ghost movie, with a lot of (predictable) jumpy moments and cheap scares. There are a few interesting aspects of this movie. The initial mystery, with the disappearance of the children, succeeded quite well at immersing me into the story. The atmosphere, with this early 20th-century town and the all gothic appearance that goes with it, is pretty and kind of creepy. However, something failed at convinced me and dragging me into the movie: the woman in black herself. She is really the caricature of the average ghost…and she does whatever you would expect a ghost to do. So it is not a bad movie, it just terribly lacks surprise. You’ll see nothing in that film that you haven’t seen before in another ghost film. From that, I leave it to you to decide.
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