Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mirrors - R

Kiefer Sutherland is an ex-cop with a drinking problem, but he's been sober for 3 months. They make reference to a shooting he was involved with, so that, and the drinking, are why he retired from the force. He has a wife and 2 kids, but he and his wife are separated. He is staying with his sister.

He gets a job as a security guard at a burnt-out department store (there was a fire there years ago, but it hasn't been demolished because the insurance hasn't been settled). This is where the problems begin. He begins to see and hear things because of some demonic force that dwells in mirrors. He finds the wallet of the security guard he replaced (that guy kills himself early in the movie). He (Kiefer) discovers that these "forces"are looking for someone named Anna Esseker. She was a patient in the hospital that the department store had been built over. He tracks her down, and she is now a cloistered nun. He gets her to come to the store with him, which you think would appease the spirits, right? NO.
I'm not going to ruin the ending, but it is NOT the happy ending they lead you to expect. I did not like the ending. It made me feel like I sat through the 2nd half of the movie for nothing.
Content Warnings: A few very graphic scenes; In the beginning when the guard kils himself, and when his sister dies while taking a bath. Also brief partial nudity. The F word is used a couple of times.
cross-posted on A Catholic View

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