Monday, March 10, 2014

03/10: Disturbia

A predictable thriller, starring Shia Lebeouf, this was to be a teen slasher. It couldn't have come close enough to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, but similar. But it's a typical teen movie with a twist.

Kale is put on house arrest after assaulting his teacher. He has motion alarms on his body, meaning if he were to escape his house and/or property, they would go off. To make things worse for him, his mom cuts the comforts away including TV and video games (first world problems...). So, what's a boy with a cabin fever gonna do? Grab a pair of binoculars and start spying on neighbors. Which of course is exactly what he does, even with a suspicious-looking neighbor. Kale pays attention to every little detail, including the girl next door on the other side.

I'll admit: while most critics gave this one the go, I have to drop plenty of points because this was very predictable. Why would they waste an entire movie if that man wasn't who he thought he was? Anyway...

My rating: 4 out of 10

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