Drag Me to Hell: Movie Review - Reel Advice Movie Reviews

Monday, June 8, 2009

Drag Me to Hell: Movie Review



Sam Raimi comes out again with another horror film, a genre where he became famous for with the "Evil Dead" series. His success with the "Spiderman" series kept him busy and may have left his fans wishing he’ll do another scary one. Here he is with "Drag Me to Hell", a movie that has been receiving a lot of good reviews even before it came out. We were hoping for a good Hollywood horror movie for quite some time now. Let’s see if "Drag Me to Hell" can deliver.






Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) is a loan officer who’s eyeing for the assistant manager position in the bank she’s working for. Because of her desire to win against her competitor, she turns down a mortgage extension from a very old lady. The old lady, in her anger puts a terrible curse on her. This curse, the most powerful of its kind, where a demon will torment her for three days and will take her soul to burn in hell on the fourth. She now needs to fight this curse before it’s too late.

Horror films aim to get everyone inside the movie house screaming, and "Drag Me to Hell" does a good job of adding good sound effects that will put you right in the mood. Even though the movie is very outstanding being a scare-piece, we wouldn’t exactly say that it is a masterpiece overall. Some of the scenes turned out to be funny, instead of making you jump in your seat. Another major boo-boo in this film is Alison Lohman showed very poor, so-so acting. However, we guarantee you that this movie is fun. Sam Raimi is superb when it comes to special effects and he adds some gross factors in the movie, making it more enjoyable. Do not expect a work of art in the horror sense though, for you will definitely be left disappointed.



Rating: 4 reels





Why you should watch it:
- ridiculously fun and enjoyable – making you jump, scream and laugh at the same time
- Sam Raimi comes out artistic, one-of-a kind special effects on his movies. Watch this to see how he does them in the horror genre

Why you shouldn’t watch it:
- if you have such high expectations that this is going to be terribly scary
- acting was so-so for the leading lady



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8 comments:

  1. Great Review. I thought it was the best film I've seen this summer besides Star Trek.

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  2. hi trench!

    glad you enjoyed the film! as long as people take this lightly, they will enjoy it!

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  3. The movie is kinda a boring.

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  4. Not bad film, but I don't like the ending when the girl was dragged to the hell, I like happy ending film lol

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  5. hi adrian!

    Too bad you did not enjoy the film as much as we did!

    Maybe you expected the film to be a serious horror flick? One of friends did and he was disappointed!

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  6. hi blog4movie!

    yeah but what can you expect from a horror film? somehow someway, it has to end badly!

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  7. I have to admit, I got stressed with the ending, I didn't like it haha :D

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  8. Hi Carlo,

    Thanks for the comment! Was it really that stressful? hehe! Again, most horror films end on a bad note, even this one.

    On the other hand, Justin Long was brilliant in the last scene!

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