Monday, March 4, 2019

THE PRODIGY by Nicholas McCarthy

The Plot: When Miles was born his parents couldn’t be happier, but soon they realize there’s something wrong with their child. What they don’t know, but we do, is that at exactly the same time Miles was born, a terrible psychopath was killed by the police.

The Movie: As horror movies go, this one isn’t bad, but it isn’t exactly good. The story of a diabolical or possessed child is a common place in the genre, with THE EXORCIST and THE OMEN being, probably, the best examples.
It’s no difficult to guess where the story is going, but there are a few good scares along the way and the pace keep us entertained. Director Nicholas McCarthy doesn’t take any kind of chances and follows the genre rules, with a little bit of suspense here and there.
As for the cast, they could be better. As Miles, Jackson Robert Scott failed to convince me and, as his mother, Taylor Schilling isn’t much different from her performance in the television series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Colm Feore, as the guy who knows what’s going on, doesn’t have much to do and that’s sad. Anyway, if you like the genre you’ll find this one interesting. 

My Rate: 4 (from 1 to 10)

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