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Movie Review "Mirrors"

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The Movie Summary:  It has been nearly a year since volatile detective Ben Carson was suspended from the NYPD for fatally shooting another undercover officer, an accident that not only cost him his job, but fueled the alcoholism and anger that has alienated his wife and kids and left him crashing on his sisters couch in Queens. Desperate to pull his life together, Carson takes a job as a night watchman at the burned-out ruins of the Mayflower department store, which was destroyed by a massive fire that devoured numerous innocent lives. As Carson patrols the eerie, charred remains of the store, he begins to notice something sinister about the ornate mirrors that adorn the Mayflower walls. Reflected in the gigantic shimmering glass are horrific images that stun Carson. Beyond projecting gruesome images of the past, the mirrors appear to be manipulating reality as well. When Carson sees his own reflection being tortured, he suffers the physical effects of his fractured visions. His sympathetic but skeptical sister Angela dismisses these bizarre nightmares as a consequence of his stress and guilt over the accidental shooting, but Carsons estranged wife Amy, a no-nonsense NYPD medical 2 examiner, is less forgiving. Her husbands increasingly erratic behavior frightens her, pushing his family farther away and, she fears, its putting their children in danger. As Carson investigates the mysterious disappearance of a Mayflower security guard and its possible connection to his ghastly visions, he realizes that a malevolent, otherworldly force is using reflections as a gateway to terrorize him and his family. Carson must somehow uncover the truth behind the mirrors and convince Amy to help him battle the greatest evil he has ever faced.

My Review:  The movie started off like it had a lot of potential, then unfortunately lost wind and died.  The movie had good acting and great camera shots, but lacked in the plot.  I was hoping for a good thriller, but instead got a 2 hour movie that could have been told in 30 minutes.  The movie was full of filler and cheesy special effects; everytime it seemed that one of the actors would look in a mirror, weird things would happen.  It got my attention the first few times, but lost it's effectiveness as the movie trolled on.  The movie only kept it's audiences attention because it was a semi-detective type movie that would only come to a close at the end, kind of like watching CBS' Cold Case.  Unfortunately, the end of the movie was a big disapointment and left you asking yourself, "Why did that happen?"  Personally, I gave this movie a C-

 

TheMovieGuy Uploaded 09/28/2008
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