February 5, 2010

Them (2006)

Them (or Ils if you prefer your titles in their original form) is one of those movies that take you for a thrilling ride and bash your head in suspense so many times you ignore how ludicrous they really are. Even now, after having checked out the claim for "actual events" only to conclude it's entirely arbitrary, I still cannot shake off the depicted realism in Moreau and Palud's offering, which upon analysis seems to work because it's particularly minimal. Of course, the best scenes in Them have already been used and re-used in previous films (and you should be able to spot the reference now and then) but they have more impact in a semi-realistic setting. All in all, not a great film but still highly recommended for a boring afternoon.

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