Emelie movie full length review - Ideal Thriller
This is a movie I haven't heard friends talking about. I found the trailer on YouTube, and rented the movie. I stayed up late alone in my apartment last night watching this movie.
An ideal thriller to watch at night, in the dark, and alone. I really enjoyed it!! When I first saw the movie trailer for this movie, it gave me the chills as the trailer is very creepy. It made me feel more sorry for the hamster in the trailer, than when I actually saw the whole scene in the movie.
I'm sure everybody who has heard about this movie, knows it's about kids having a psycho babysitter that wasn't their intended babysitter. That's a good direction to go with a movie. I'm sure we all had babysitters as kids, and this makes you ask the question of what if you had a babysitter when you were a kid as scary as Emelie? If you have kids, you might ask the same question, like what if you hired a babysitter for your kids that was just like her?
In this movie, the psycho babysitter's name is Emelie. The actress played her part really well. Her character reminds me a lot of Hannah O' Connor from some of the final episodes of One Life To Live when it was on ABC. A Caucasian girl with dark straight hair around the same length and style, their voices sound a little the same. They are also girls that can be nice with kids, but who also will be very threatening to get what they want.
While the trailer makes this movie look very creepy, and makes Emelie look menacing. Emelie at first seemed kind of nice, and good with kids. The kids didn't seem to have a problem with her at first, and she seemed to just be allowing the kids to get away with more stuff with their parents gone. I thought this movie didn't seem too scary at first until around 3/4 of the movie. Hannah just seemed somewhat psycho.
We have the kids in the movie. I have to say, I've heard people complaining about kid actors nowadays. I thought these kids actors were good. They seemed realistic and they seemed like your everyday kids that you could imagine babysitting. The movie made me imagine if I was there at first when the kids were being babysat as it seemed like a familiar, everyday scene. It later looks more like a movie as we get further into the action. I also admired the oldest kid, Jacob for the bravery he showed.
One other thing to mention about this movie which I've heard people mention, and I'm sure the people who made this movie intended it to look like. This movie doesn't look like it takes place today. It looks like it takes place like 15-years ago, like in the early 2000s. One prime example is a VCR and video tape. We don't even see a DVD player. Some other technology from the movie including the cellphones look like it's from around that time. The year this movie takes place in, is never mentioned.
I didn't consider this movie too much of a horror movie. It seemed mostly like a thriller movie, and it kept me entertained the whole way through wanting to know what happens next? It has a couple of flaws, including unanswered questions we will have while watching it. It's okay if they have unanswered questions leaving us in suspense, but it would have been better if they took more time explaining things, especially Emelie's origins.
In all, a great movie an 8/10. I'd recommend this for you if you're up for a thriller!!