I've been wanting to watch this for a while. I really like the director, and Emily Wells had a prominent song in the soundtrack (seen in a creepy music video with scenes from the movie here
), so I was pretty excited.
I don't usually go for creepy movies, but even just visually, I knew it was going to be something to see, and it was. The composition of the shots and just the incredible detail will make you love your HDTV. The story... not really so much depth or impact, but it was a decent first attempt by Wentworth Miller. He doesn't seem to have any other writing credits, instead being known as an actor on Prison Break
, which I've never seen. Such a strange project to come together.
Park Chan-wook, the director, made his biggest impact over here with Oldboy
, part of his Vengeance Trilogy
, of which I still need to watch the other two. If you ever want to watch a movie with a twisted storyline, it fits the bill. As for Stoker
, the filmmaking itself has been honed and polished since then, but the story doesn't really compete. I look forward to working through more of his filmography.
Oh, and the audio was phenomenal, too. The main character is more sensitive to sounds than most people, so a lot of the little ambient sounds are louder than normal to reflect that. I would recommend the movie simply for the technical aspects.