FOREST, THE

FOREST, THE 1

THE FOREST REVIEWED

“The Forest” is the definition of a January horror release. Zero editing control, a script that goes nowhere and wasted acting talent produces a film that wastes everyone’s time. Many have complained about the film’s lack of coherency. I don’t think it was that bad, as I understood that Natalie Dormer was playing twins. It’s just everything else about the movie was lacking. Why do I care about mystery suicide forest in Japan? Also, what’s up with Taylor Kinney?

It’s easy to take low blows about horror movies that the studio abandoned. What’s annoying is that the film had a winning premise that never goes anywhere. In the hands of a far more skilled director, we could’ve watched a masterful female led horror movie. The kind of movie that Tumblr tells me makes money and is relevant to young people. Such is the life of modern horror and no one should be surprised that this was underwhelming.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Featurette
  • Commentary
  • Galleries
  • Storyboards

A/V QUALITY STATS

  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 4/12/16

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