Saturday, January 30, 2010


The creepy stare from the Orphan girl that had me freaking out!
Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) in a scene from the film

Feeling in the mood for watching something scary last night, a couple of my friends and I decided to check out Orphan.
Where to begin with the creepy story of Esther, the orphan child...
Well when you get a little Russian girl who looks like she's stepped out from early 20th century with her old-fashioned outfits and pale skin you're sure to be in for a fright. Seriously this little girl creeped us out. All she had to do was stare toward the camera and you'd be screaming.

When the Coleman's decide to adopt sweet little Esther, their ideal perfect family begins to change. Little do they realise Esther is a total psychopath who likes to smash nuns over the head with a hammer and help their sweet little deaf sister to hide the evidence. Yeah, not you're typical everyday child.

Orphan does make you guess a lot of things along the way and you are always wondering what this big twist at the end is going to be (without giving anything away, it's a rather peculiar twist, did not see it coming it at all! It's quite unique actually). But it's also rather excruciating to watch. There are so many freaking suspenseful moments that you're just wondering when it's all going to end?!?! The suspense becomes too frustrating to bear that you just find yourself wanting the movie to end already, which is never a good thing.

I think Orphan did a good job in freaking us out but in the end it just kind of pissed me off. It felt like it went forever and there wasn't much relief at the end. I think if you're in the mood to watch a film starring most possibly the scariest looking kid ever, than check it out.

Rating: 2.5/5

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