One Missed Call (2008)
Directed by Eric Valette
This is a classic plot that has been done in various ways a number of times. I can’t say that I was entirely thrilled with this movie although it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve watched this month.
Interestingly, there isn’t much to say about the plot of the movie. A group of students each get a phone call from the near future, cluing them in on their final moments of life. One gal finally catches on and tries to alert the police, who don’t believe her, except for one detective. Each person who gets a call has their number in the victim’s phone. It is a race against time to figure out the mystery before they get the phone call themselves.
Though this movie wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t great. The acting was pretty good but, definitely not A-list. It’s not that it was boring per se, it just didn’t live up to my expectations. I really thought that being made ten years ago, this movie would have been a little better.
Now, the paranormal effects were pretty cool and were probably the best part of the movie. I did feel that the story was a little choppy, like it didn’t fully come together. It’s not that you couldn’t tell what was going on but, things like character names and such were not completely obvious, making it a little hard to follow.
I have to be honest. This probably isn’t a movie I’ll watch again. IMDb gave it a rating of 4/10 while Rotten Tomatoes has given it a 0% freshness with an average rating of 2.5/10 (ouch) and only 29% of viewers liking it. In reading the comments, seems most felt the way I do. This movie was a poor attempt at recreating what has been done over and over again already.
6/25/2019 04:47:39 am
I haven't watch this film yet. But I know that most of the films that were produced on that era are all sick, that's why I will make sure to watch it. Plus the fact that it was Eric Valette who directed it makes it a factor to watch. Horror films do not fail for me; that's why I am setting the bar high for "One Missed Call". I am a sucker of the said genre that's why I already know how to classify what's good from what is not. Hopefully, I will not end up being disappointed after watching the film!
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