A group of friends traveling in Chile experience a massive earthquake that throws their experience into a disaster.
I was pumped for Aftershock. The trailer looked amazing and I heard Selena Gomez had a cameo in it lol. Unfortunately, I ended up disappointed for multiple reasons. About 2/3rds of the way in, I thought to myself "this is probably one of my least favorite Eli Roth movies." I checked IMDb after it ended and realized he didn't even direct it. I was shocked. The director, Nicolás López, obviously took inspiration from Roth because it's got the same kind of absurdity and over-the-top sequences he's known for. Note: I am a fan of Eli Roth, but I do acknowledge the fact that none of his movies are great; definitely more along the lines of guilty pleasures. While it's similar to Roth's work, I just couldn't pinpoint what was off. Maybe I just prefer him to be behind the camera instead of the main character. I also didn't buy into the whole situation. A disaster occurs and people lose their minds. I can kinda understand if they were going for a metaphorical meaning, but it didn't come off that way. The acting is bad (expected) and none of the characters are likable, so when they get killed off, I didn't bat an eye. I would forgive this if Roth had been the director, as that's how all of his movies are, but I criticize it since I'm not too familiar with the actual director.
Admittedly, this is a pretty tension-filled movie. When the crazy stuff starts to hit the fan, I was nervous and on the edge of my seat. It's effective in that sense, so if that's all you crave, look no further. I personally expect a little more.
Aftershock works better as an idea than it does as a feature-length film. It doesn't cover any new ground, the acting and characters are whatever, and by the end I found myself uninterested. However, it's not a terrible movie, as it certainly racks up intensity and tension, but that's really all it has going for it. And the trailer spoiled the final shot which annoyed me.
MY RATING: 4.5/10
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Nachdem er seine Eltern verloren hat, wird der zehnjährige Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) von seinem leicht schrägen Onkel Jonathan (Jack Black) aufgenommen, der in dem verschlafenen Städtchen New Zebeedee lebt. Jonathans Nachbarin Mrs. Zimmermann (Cate Blanchett) kümmert sich fortan nicht nur um ihn, sondern auch um Lewis, aber dennoch ist in dessen neuem Zuhause nicht alles perfekt: Tag und Nacht tickt in dem alten Gebäude eine mysteriöse Uhr, die irgendwo im Gemäuer versteckt ist, aber bisher noch nicht aufgespürt worden konnte. Als Lewis versucht, das Mysterium ein für alle Mal zu lösen, beschwört er versehentlich den Geist einer mächtigen und boshaften Hexe, die mit Hilfe der Uhr den Untergang der Welt herbeiführen will. Und so sieht sich Lewis in ein gefährliches Abenteuer verwickelt und setzt alles daran, sie aufhalten…
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