Sunday, August 14, 2005

DVD Review: Hide and Seek

It really doesn't take much for people (mainstream movie reviewers mostly) to be frightened by a movie. I say that because there was alot of talk about Hide and Seek while it was out at the theaters. It got mainly good reviews and did well at the box office. Many reviewers said the movie was truly scary. They're all lame and pawns to the Hollywood machine. This is just a run of the mill thriller, tailor made for the Hand That Rocks The Cradle type moviegoers. Despite having some top notch actors involved, the movie plods along at a snails pace and any decent horror lover can figure out the "twist" long before the mid point of the movie. On a good note, it did have good sound, the 5.1 surround was very good. But it takes more than sound to make a movie. I give it **1/2 out of *****. Oh yeah, as for the 4 alternate endings, they're just different variations of the same thing and not much of a bonus.

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