Horror film with a unique premise is rendered unoriginal and boring
Mirrors is directed by Alexandre Aja, who directed Piranha 3D, after this film. And, honestly, it is obvious how one could end up in such a low point in ones career, when you have to direct B grade torture porn. Now, Mirrors really is a shameless, lost-cause of a horror movie. At first glance, the premise of mirrors getting into our world and causing people to cause extreme harm to themselves and everyone around them, really does sound like a decent idea for a horror movie, but, as you trudge through the movies nearly impenetrable 110 minute running time, the screenwriters have resorted to nothing more than a standard possession and exorcism movie, which is just ridiculous, because with a truly original horror movie idea like this, you would think that there would be absolutely no need, what so ever, to resort to lame and hackneyed storytelling in the last half-and hour of the movie, but, alas, director Aja, does exactly that. So, with the R Rating in hand, there are many things tat parents should be aware of: There is pretty much non-stop, continuous sequences of extremely graphic and gruesome horror violence, with many, many scenes of throats being cut, ripped open, a woman's jaw being torn off all completely on screen, and some extremely intense and frightening scenes of terror and horror, particularly the movies last thirty-minutes. Also, there is brief nudity in a scene from a woman taking a bath, which goes horribly wrong, but, none the less, she does expose her bare back and buttocks for a few seconds. And finally, there are about 1- uses of the F-word and its derivatives, but also includes several uses each of sh-t, hell, g-dd-mn, d-mn and b-tch. So, if you think that this movie has a decent sounding plot for a horror movie, than, well, you would be right, actually. But, just don't expect the ending to bring it all together perfectly. Skip it.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking