And Soon the Darkness (2010) - Drama, Horror, Mystery

Hohum Score

93

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When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.

IMDB: 5.2
Director: Marcos Efron
Stars: Amber Heard, Odette Annable
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 25 out of 65 found boring (38.46%)

One-line Reviews (74)

Another in an endless line of pointless Hollywood remakes .

The ending is fairly predictable but this is still a fairly enjoyable ride.

There's a slow build-up and then a pay-off that pays homage to HOSTAGE in its depiction of tourists abroad running afoul of nasty locals, although the Melissa George-starrer PARADISE LOST is a more obvious lookalike here.

I would fast forward until the girls are in bikinis, that is when the action starts in this slow mover.

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Basically nothing happens until the 40th minute, that's why.

In fact it's very dull with one-dimensional characters and the lack of surprises.

Bottom line: Don't waste your time on this one.

So predictable, so bad...

No plot, poor acting, unbelievable story.

ANOTHER pointless remake.

Well, that and it's mostly kinda dull, because you know what's going to happen, so it's hard to really invest any interest in anything that occurs.

Our story begins in a dark and creepy room with a torture of a young girl...

But if you have, then this one will probably just bore you to death.

unwatchable .

And Soon The Darkness manages to follow the footpath of every film before it, thus making it boring and predictable.

Dull Remake That Becomes Silly .

It is flat-out predictable, stupid, and lame.

His character is somewhat pointless.

This film is just so banal and uninteresting.

I am a big fan of extremely chilling Robert Fuest's original set in sunny France and this unneeded remake is nowhere nearly as suspenseful.

He doesn't advance the plot, his story line is left unfinished and Urban himself seems to be bored with the material.

Set in rural Argentina, this is a paint-by-numbers missing person thriller dullened by a predictable storyline and plot, and fails to create enough tension.

Did Karl Urban even read the script before he decided to do this waste of time?

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The Bad: This is about as cliché as they get.

Once one of the girls start fighting with the bad guy, this film becomes a boring cat and mouse game, which tires the spectator.

It is one of those movies that seems to have something, but you wait and watch and nothing happens.

The banality of the plot is simply overwhelming.

I typically look forward to watching thriller flicks in anticipation of the suspense and an unexpected turn in the plot.

which, for those who haven't seen it, is extremely subtle, mysterious, and nail bitingly suspenseful...

Fairly enjoyable despite it's flaws .

However, after that it is pretty much standard thriller fare - plot holes, mostly forgettable action scenes, contrived sequences.

One girl struts her stuff and makes herself noticed by every good/bad guy in town, makes out with a stranger, they miss the bus, then they decide to go sunbathing in the middle of nowhere, get in a fight so they separate, etc, etc.This is chock full of every cliché in the book, there really is no story, no character build up, no suspense.

As the film progresses, the script becomes more and more predictable, and the characters dumber and dumber, making the film about as mediocre as it could possibly be.

In short, there is a lack of the kind of suspense that was needed to make this movie riveting in the second half.

Leaving the entertaining part being the searching part.

But then, when the thriller element started, it became predictable and boring.

The plot as many has mentioned is so stupidly predictable from the very beginning.

Same boring and predictable bad guys.

Predictable, pointless crap.

The complete story is so predictable.

It is predictable and rather pointless.

Snore.

I watched this movie even though it is a cliché storyline because sometimes you can be surprised by movies like this and overlook them.

Dull Retread .

Another reviewer used the word 'banality'.

Which made this movie pretty useless, to be a remake in a time when one expects something more from a movie than just moving pictures shot at the "exciting" location abroad, and beautiful bodies and faces.

The film is tense, suspenseful, better-paced than the original, with beautiful color and scenery.

I mean, the exciting part.

She's stunning and displayed moments of great potential in both, I just didn't like those films.

But, all in all, this is a dull and thoroughly predictable thriller with no suspense or surprises.

Suspenseful and entertaining.

I disagree with other reviewers who said it's predictable.

There were some elements you could see coming but other things that were quite unexpected.

Unfortunately the majority of the film is tedious and annoying.

It is all so predictable and comfortable that this movie doesn't require much attention, so if you wanna relax you might wanna check it out.

Which again, was predictable.

If I could compare "And Soon the Darkness" to another movie, it would be to "Turistas", only without the sadistic edge, and just as uneventful to boot.

The music by the average composers Tomandandy was not bad, but it sounded too trailer-ish and something you'd hear in student films on Youtube, but at least it was orchestral and suspenseful.

It's just boring and bad...

Predictable and meaningless .

A monument to the word CLICHÉ .

If you find yourself greatly surprised by anything, then welcome to the world of predictable movies.

Don't waste your time with this saturated kind of movie, even thought it promises to give you a few entertaining scenes.

It's so predictable!

Too predictable .

3)I think it's the worst movie filmed in Argentina.

This was an OK thriller, which was saved by it suspenseful second half and magnificent setting.

unwatchable .

But the story is so predictable that it's almost comical, the bad guys and plot twists are apparent from the very beginning, and the protagonists make decisions so stupid that they almost seem to ask for the situation that they get involved in.

Director's do them to prove they can make an unoriginal, predictable movie remake which adds no value to the original.

But other than that, this is a complete waste of your time.

Don't waste your time on this one.