(This review may contain spoilers).
When I saw this movie advertised originally, I was immediately intrigued and ended up going with my friend today to see it.
I can’t say that the plot of this movie was unique. Psychics helping out the police in investigations is something that I’ve seen used in popular media in the past, but I thought there was more of an interesting theme with what was revealed as this movie went on.
Although there was violence in this movie, I thought it was handled in a good way and without being gratuitous. I liked the friendship between Joe and John and it was good to see they both had personal problems that gave more depth to the characters. I would have liked to see a bit more of Joe’s relationship with his wife and son, but the flashes back to John’s daughter had a kind of bittersweet feel to them… from the adorable little girl to the darker cloud later on.
While I thought that John and Joe were particularly well-developed, I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know many of the minor characters. There was a lot of potential with Katherine, but I felt what John said to her and how he said it really took away the chance to get to know her as a character.
There were a few creepy moments in this movie and I thought the flashes John had and how they were handled later on came across really well. There was a lot of foreshadowing in this film that kept me on edge, waiting to see how it would all play out.
I felt that some of the issues raised in this film were ones that people do have to deal with. I recognised quite a few of the actors in this and enjoyed the way they played off each other. However, there wasn’t much character development in this movie, outside of the two main ones, and I don’t think I’d watch it a second time.