Sunday, February 5, 2012
The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black is a very well constructed piece of Gothic ghostlore. It uses atmosphere, foreshadowing and subtlety to ramp up the tension in the plot. The film moves beyond creepy and becomes truly scary at times. Daniel does a very good job with his role as a young attorney struggling to keep his sanity for his son and the supporting cast is equally as skilled. I would definitely recommend this movie to any fan of ghost stories and hauntings. Sadly, my viewing experience was somewhat diminished by the man seated a few rows behind me. I believe this movie would have scared me, but as children died tragically he called out, "That's a good way to get out of paying child support." I suppose having your children murdered by a vengeful ghost will get you out of child support, but it will also get you out of parenting all together. He also managed to fart to so loud that despite the movie theater quality surround sound that literally shook the chairs, the entire theater giggled when he passed gas. I think he probably should see a GI doctor for that. Also, for some reason his young son sat on the other side of the theater from him (maybe because of the farting?) and every few minutes he would run in front of me with the popcorn yelling at his father and asking him if he needed more popcorn. The long and short of it is, The Woman in Black was probably a scary movie, but I wouldn't know it because I couldn't stop giggling at the farting and madness of the man behind me. Oh well, I still enjoyed the movie and I couldn't stop laughing all the way home.