Saturday, May 26, 2012
Movie - The Innkeepers
In this eerie ghost story, a venerable inn closes after a century in business and the two remaining employees are determined to uncover the truth about longtime rumors that the majestic mansion is haunted -- but will they survive their explorations?
This could almost be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It kinda made hubby and I chuckle after a while. Neither of us can figure out why it got an R rating because there was nothing any worse than what you see on network TV. As for being eerie . . . nope. There was never a point where either of us was tense, anxious, nervous, scared, or creeped out. The story was weak, had holes in it, and left things unexplained. Why was Claire the one in danger? Why shouldn't Claire go into the basement? What did the old guy have to do with anything? At first I thought he was supposed to be the husband of the woman who was the ghost, but then I thought that woman had been murdered waaaaay before and there was no way the guy could have been that old. Who were the other three spirits that the psychic lady contacted? What was the point of the bitchy hotel guest and her son?? There was potential in this story, but it came up short.
The acting was a similar situation. The main guy and girl were good in some ways, and totally sucky in others. Maybe with a different director things would have been better? It's like, you could see these actors trying to shine, but something was holding it all back. Looking at their IMDB profiles, I see they've both done a ton of other work. Too bad this one sucked.
This wasn't so bad that we ever considered shutting it off but like I said, it became almost humorous after a while. We laughed that Kelly McGillis has sunk this low. Yep, this one was a bummer.