Movie Review: The Woman in Black – The Woman in Black promises to be this year’s scariest movie even thou there’s really nothing to be compare with at the time. The Woman in Black seems to possess something that we cannot ignore… Fear.
The movie follows Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost… and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance. The Woman in Black marks Radcliffe’s first movie after bidding farewell to the lovable character Harry Potter last summer. Now, he embodies and submerges into his character here shaking off every trace of the wizard and gives “The Woman in Black”
The storyline is not groundbreaking and the premise of the entire plot is set very simple and the complexity is set by the audience. As the film develops, they will be drag to the edge of their seats just to be forced back as the film introduces simple yet efficient scares throughout the story.
In the skim of things, The Woman in Black is a breath of fresh air. When every other film relies heavily in cheap scares, The Woman in Black giving us real chills and on top of that, a very good ghost story. While a few may find the film a bit on the slow side, most will give it the chance that it deserves.
If you are looking for a good thrill, check out The Woman in Black, but beware of hitchhiking ghost…