4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Subtle intelligent ghost story,
This review is from: The Eye [DVD] (DVD)
Even though I tend to watch films like this, I must admit to being a bit a wimp when it comes to being scared out of my skin.
I did find this film was not the outright horror film that the packaging would indicate though. People looking for the maximum scare will not find their kicks here. The frights are more subtle, and leave the chill to slowly creep up your spine, rather than going for the jugular.
Although a ghost story, the film has a depth and intelligence to the story which means that it crosses into the genres of sci-fi, thriller and detective story.
The main character, Mun, is very well protrayed. The other characters are competent, but are really there to aid Mun through the journey of the story. The use of the transition of her eye-sight helps to develop the atmosphere and plot-line. Use of special-effects is subtle and effective.
The story-line is intriguing, develops well, with a good pace.
I did feel though that the end of the film went on a little too long, and the resolvment of the film could have been carried differently and tidier.
For english speakers there are only subtitles, but I do not mind this, and it did not detract from enjoying the film.
I can certainly recommend this film.