Skip to comments.Movie Review: Enemy
Posted on 04/30/2014 5:52:19 AM PDT by PoloSec
Share This: I rarely review movies, unless something interesting comes along and then disappears quickly, without fanfare.
Enemy is one of those forgotten treats. It came out a few months ago, and now, its already on ITunes. I suggest you watch it. Dont blame me if you hate it. Well, okay - blame me.
For most reviewers, it came off as a bombastic, amateurish, murky tale about a man finding his exact replica in a rented film. Its been described as self-consciously deep - a beginners attempt at appearing sophisticated by shrouding plot with ambiguity, darkness and shocking imagery. Its by the same guy who did the film Prisoners, a long, bloody mess I found overlong and tedious.
Enemy is different. Its a stunning but short movie that moves slow, offering clues here and there about what its up to - but delivering a punch that is only really felt until the very last scene. I love movies with unexpected endings - that upon review, make total sense.
The Enemy plot: a sad chump of a teacher decides to rent a movie, based on the recommendation of a coworker. When he watches it, he notices that an extra looks a lot like him.
The journey of discovery is obvious in some ways, but also terrifying in surprising ways - thanks in part to a spider.
I dont want to offer much more about the movie for you - because it deprives you of the only truly authentic scare from any recent film Ive seen. My wife jumped out of her skin.
So did I, and I had already seen the movie before she had.
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