'Trespass' is a psychological thriller film that released in 2011 to bad reviews and became a box-office disaster. The movie was released in theaters (within the US) and on Video-On-Demand at the same time. Also, 'Trespass' has beaten the 2003 box-office bomb, From Justin to Kelly's record of the fastest release from cinema to DVD within the US. It took From Justin to Kelly 29 days whereas 'Trespass' managed it in 18 days.
The movie tells the story of a married couple, Kyle and Sarah Miller (Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman) and their daughter (Liana Liberato) who are kidnapped by a group of robbers.
'Trespass' has been subject to harsh criticism but it's actually a watchable fare bringing back the action-feel of the 1990's, which I miss. Yes, it's a tried and tested formula and offers nothing new in content. However, the pace is fast and there are plenty of twists to keep you entertained. The ending is also quite good.
Where the movie deserves the flak fully is on the acting side, Cage and crew perform to Razzie award winning standards. I wasn't impressed. The screen presence of Cage and Kidman is sort of compensating though. I've always been a Cage fan but it wasn't nice to hear of reports that he left the project at one point as he wanted to play the role of the kidnapper and not Kidman's hubby. The makers were having none of it. Apparently, shortly after Cage returned to complete the movie.
Joel Schumacher gets it wrong when you compare this effort with his previous quality films like The Lost Boys, The Client, Falling Down etc. On the acting side of things from the actors, surely he must've noticed how bad it was. Schumacher has also received criticism due to the feature's canny resemblance to the disturbing and brutal 2010 Spanish flick, 'Secuestrados (Kidnapped)'.
Unfortunately 'Trespass' had production issues, flopped commercially and the list goes on. For me, the product is old wine in a new bottle and it tastes okay.