A Very Flat Review | Flatliners
Release Date: September 29th, 2017
Cast: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons
Summary from IMDB: Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.
Review: I don't know if you have watched the original Flatliners from the 90's, but frankly, I just found out about it while watching this move. I was told that this new one is an take on that movie, so maybe I'll have to watch it, or maybe not after this review.
The whole premise of these collage students flatlining to become smarter is one thing. Open up the parts of the mind that we don't normally use after a near death experience, sure, but why make it into a horror movie after that? It was like two different genres in one. At the end, it took a twist and it was almost a third genre with a feel good ending. They all made amends to the people they hurt. It was just weird.
Now, I'm going to go off on something that doesn't even have anything to do with the movie, just because I can.
The cover... I was looking at it and noticed there are only four actors on the cover, but five main actors in the movie.
Where is poor James Norton? He had just as big a roll in the movie as the other four. Is it because you've never seen him in anything else important? Well, I've never seen Kiersey Clemens in anything wither, but she ended up on the cover. I guess she was prettier.
Now that that is out of my system, back to the movie.
It wasn't a bad movie, but ti wasn't great. Definitely not prime Friday night movie watching great. I would recommend Wednesday night, or maybe Thursday to watch this weird one.