Genre: Psychological thriller, drama
Running Time: 1 Hour 33 Minutes
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Marton Csokas
“Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling” (United International Pictures).
Verdict: Wow, Daniel Craig, I’m impressed, two garbage in a year already. Are you trying to beat Nicholas Cage‘s record or something? Dream House takes an overused twist and merges it with a pathetic one of its own. Almost the whole first half of the film is a slow and poor build-up to what the trailer has already revealed. The plot is predictable and the dialogues are also very lazily written. Craig provides a very haunting charm, but fails miserably in the acting department for this one.
What a joke: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) The whole family of protagonist was murdered and he went cuckoo all because this dumb hit-man “went into the wrong house.” How stupid is that? Did David Loucka give up and lost his mind while writing the script? Man, he must have been pretty high. I can’t even understand why director Jim Sheridan accepted it. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
Irony: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Bad guys can’t kill for nuts when it matters most. It’s proven once again in this movie and Daniel Craig‘s the current lead actor of the film franchise that made this cliche popular – James Bond. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
Rating: 1 / 5
Second opinion: “What?! I didn’t get it. Not scary, no suspense” (Jayren, Hann Yaw).
The premiere screening of the film was courtesy of ChurpChurp.