filmfan09's Movie Review of Mirrors (2008)

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Mirrors (2008)

Horror movie offers little to reflect on.
filmfan09 - wrote on 03/15/09

Suspended NYPD detective Ben Carson (Kiefer Sutherland) is forced to take a nighttime security guard position at the burnt-out ruins of a department store. As Ben does his rounds each night, he starts seeing grisly visions in the store's mirrors. When the malevolent force behind the mirrors becomes an increasing threat to Ben's family, he sets out to unravel the mystery of the force hidden behind the mirrors .

Directed by French horror director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension), MIRßORS is short on plot and disturbingly gory. This brutal horror movie is graphically, grotesquely, and grimly violent. It features extensive sequences of special-effects gore and horrifically violent images. Aja's other horror films were also grisly, but had a certain style to them, in Mirrors the lack of plot and characters worth caring about is just an excuse for the movie to show series of gory, violent moments that linger on. This movie -- like The Ring, The Grudge, and Pulse -- is another pointless remake of an Asian horror film. I still don't know why Hollywood has found Asian horror films so worthy of re-visitation over the past few years. I know we can expect plenty of more to come if you like them or not .

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