A young woman held in captivity discovers the realities of truth and lies in the outside world.
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I simply loved it. It was as mentioned by some before me, rather (actually very) predictable, this did however not ruin the movie experience for me the slightest.The acting was amazing, by the one and only Bel Powley, and of course Liv Tyler wasn't so bad either!The special effects were to no complaint, except maybe at one point towards the ending. (Trying not to spoil anything!) If you watch it, and as myself if a big fan of special effects, I'm sure you'll know what I'm talking about.Original, but predictable, very, HIGHLY enjoyable, and I definitely do recommend seeing this movie at least once. HOWEVER! If you are looking for a horror movie, this is not it. I'd call this more of a .. Mystery/fantasy-ish kinda movie. So as I said, don't expect to be spooked by this film, as it should not be classified as a horror. I say this with confidence as a horror-lover.
I thought Bel Powley gave a compelling performance. She was believable with her huge wide eyes that saw the outside world for the first time. I did figure out the twist about her being the wildling early on. I felt a tug between two different movies. Was this a horror film? Or was this a character study about what it would be like to be totally sheltered and then see the amazing outside world for the first time? I don't think it holds up well as a horror movie. Nothing was very scary to me. I was much more interested in Powley's character as she experienced the outside world for the first time. Her scene as a passenger driving in a car for the first time was great. She held on for dear life as they traveled 25 MPH! I found myself thinking what it could be like to be locked up for 16+ years never experiencing the outside world.Ultimately, she did make a horror transformation. I was disappointed that she never changed back and had to live out her life in Wildling form. I would have liked to have seen her change when she became one with nature or more sexual, but then change back to human form when just living her every day life. Major Issues for me: 1) I had a major issue with the ending. It was like the movie ran out of budget and had to end it. Did she really get to the Northern Lights by foot with a helpless baby? I didn't understand this at all. I know it was her dream to see the northern lights, but sorry, she couldn't just walk there could she?2) What was with the "Daddy" character? Why did he save her to begin with? He was hellbent on destroying any trace of the wildlings. And if he knew that she wouldn't become a wildling until puberty, then why did she need to stay locked up until then? Didn't anyone notice him buying all this baby stuff? It's a really small town. People would notice. How did he care for the baby by himself? I have about 10 other questions about this "Daddy" character that made no sense to me.I viewed this movie on Amazon Prime, and I found it an interesting movie to experience. I wasn't crazy about her ultimate transformation. It seemed like she had to live her life isolated with no friends and just her baby to take care of. Others have said this is the tale of a girl becoming a woman and dealing with mens' expectations and more. I would hope that after becoming a woman, you weren't left alone in the woods. I would hope you would be able to enjoy being part of the community and fully embrace your power and independence. I got none of this from the ending.
I'll be honest. I did like it even as it is a slow builder and isn't frightening after all. It's even a bit of a love story and yes, you can see it all coming frommiles away what is happening.It opens great where we meet the wildling and the story is told about the wildlings. As said, it's all predictable and you do know how it will end I did like it. The turning into the wildling is really welldone. Acting above mediocre with a few thespians from the genre. Pick it up if you just want a no-brainer to start the evening. Gore 0,5/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2,5/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5
Don't waste your time it's complete garbage. The movie feels like it was subjected to a lot of cuts and the make up of the girl transforming into a monster later is the WORST. The actress did what she was told to do and you can feel she has great potential but honestly the makeup artist and the scenarist should quit doing their jobs.