Messengers, The : Movie Review

I define a "boo!" moment as an instant in a movie when there is a loud sound, usually accompanied by a musical stinger and occasionally in concert with the fast pass of an unidentifiable object across a portion of the camera's field of view. The idea behind a "boo!" moment is to startle viewers. Most horror fans are conversant with "boo!" moments but if you're confused, The Messengers offers a primer. It's wall-to-wall "boo!" moments with almost nothing else to recommend it. By the end of the film, these instances have become so frequent that they're more comedic than horrific. (People in the audience took the "boo" to heart because that's how they reacted when the movie ended.)

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Author : James Berardinelli