Sunday, August 24, 2008

I would've glady taken the seven years back luck to break this Mirror

20th Century Fox's Mirrors

In Mirrors, it's been nearly a year since volatile detective Ben Carson (Keifer Sutherland) was suspended from the NYPD for fatally shooting another undercover officer, an accident that not only cost him his job, but fueled the alcoholism and anger that has alienated his wife and kids and left him crashing on his sister's couch in Queens. Desperate to pull his life together, Carson takes a job as a night watchman at the burned-out ruins of the Mayflower department store, which was destroyed by a massive fire that devoured numerous innocent lives. As Carson patrols the eerie, charred remains of the store, he begins to notice something sinister about the ornate mirrors that adorn the Mayflower walls. Reflected in the gigantic shimmering glass are horrific images that stun Carson. Beyond projecting gruesome images of the past, the mirrors appear to be manipulating reality as well. When Carson sees his own reflection being tortured, he suffers the physical effects of his fractured visions. His sympathetic but skeptical sister Angela dismisses these bizarre as nightmares as a consequence of his stress and guilt over the accidental shooting, but Carson'ss estranged wife Amy (Paula Patton) , a no-nonsense NYPD medical 2 examiner, is less forgiving. Her husbands increasingly erratic behavior frightens her, pushing his family farther away--and, she fears, its putting their children in danger. As Carson investigates the mysterious disappearance of a Mayflower security guard and its possible connection to his ghastly visions, he realizes that a malevolent, otherworldly force is using reflections as a gateway to terrorize him and his family. Carson must somehow uncover the truth behind the mirrors--and convince Amy to help him battle the greatest evil he has ever faced.

Kiefer Sutherland in 20th Century Fox's Mirrors

Hmmm...what can I say about Mirrors? I like Keifer Sutherland. I like the idea of creepy happenings involving mirrors, but the fact is that it didn't really hold my attention. I WILL say that the special effects were pretty good. Keifer is cool, but his yelling made him sound too much like his 24 character, Jack Bauer. Sorry Keifer, this has nothing to do with CTU. Give it a rest. so, on the whole I can't really reccommend this one to anyone. Wait until it reaches DVD and decide for yourself. A saddened 2 on my "Go See" scale. It gets this high a grade for the special effects alone.

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