Saturday, 13 September 2014

Review: Barricade (2012)

IMDB rate: 4,4
Genre: Ghost

My review of Barricade won't be a very long one since it was a pretty plain movie and I simply don't have a whole lot to say about it. Barricade is a pretty confusing movie which tries a bit too hard to put you one the wrong track.

The Shade family go to a cabin retreat in the mountains, a year after the death of their mother/wife Leah. While there they are tormented by visions and happenings that start to scare them. But are these incidents real or in their minds? The father feels compelled to barricade them in the cabin in order to keep them safe. But will it work out?

I always enjoy watching Netflix movies, you never know what you'll get. Sometimes you're greatly surprised, other times you're just hugely disappointed. I always choose the first movie in the list that I haven't seen yet and that's how I got to watch the movie Barricade. I wouldn't say that Barricade is a bad movie, there's pretty good acting by Eric McCormack who plays a father who doesn't really know what to do with his kids. Conner Dwelly and Ryan Grantham play his kids and they do a pretty good job as well. 

There's definitely nothing wrong with the acting, but the movie itself is just pretty boring and unbelievable. Like I already said, it just tries too hard to put you on the wrong track which causes that the movie becomes confusing. This is the type of movie where you watch a scene and a second later the character is back on the couch, because nothing you just watched really happened. It's kinda annoying at times because you don't know what's real and what's not. Because this happens quite often you're quickly suspicious that these ghost parts aren't really happening. 

The part where it just becomes boring is when the family seems to hear things which aren't there, or claim that there's someone watching them. Because we as a viewer don't see a damn thing. Then this guy starts to barricade himself and his kids in his house while he still hears noises in the houses... fuck logic, right?

For a low budget movie Barricade is decent, the acting is very good. It's just that they tried too hard with this movie, it's kinda boring really. Barricade is a pretty standard movie, although the ending might surprise you.

My personal rate: 5/10

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