If like me, you’ve read hundreds of mysteries and enthused about Sherlock Holmes tales, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM is actually pretty predictable.
Set in the Victorian Era, it promises to instill dear in you. Before Jack the Ripper, there was Golem- such is the tagline and you do want it to be the kind of movie that keeps you guessing until the very end as to the true identity of the killer. Unlike the Jack the Ripper legend, Golem is easily recognizable in the very first instance the character is introduced.
The hunger in the eyes, the madness to carve a name on stone, not ice- all of it points towards their murderous intentions.
The story is essentially about Elizabeth Cree and how she leaves behind a tragic, impoverished life to become someone. She finds her secret talents in a music hall where plays are held, led by Dan Leno, an actor who doesn’t mind cross-dressing. He runs the hall with the help of Elizabeth’s “uncle” who has a twisted secret of his own.
When Elizabeth’s husband is fo…
When we see someone for the first time, we do notice their looks, they way the dress. Personality and their ability to initiate and hold a conversation comes second, doesn't it.
Imagine meeting someone who is good looking but is dull to the core. Now imagine someone with average looks but is someone you can have fun with or have an intellectual conversation.
Which seems more attractive?
Look Away takes a very bold stand where appearances are concerned. But also about self-confidence.
In the end, the only argument it makes is that one cannot possess both attributes.
We are introduced to a timid girl, Maria whose father is a plastic surgeon. Her mother is shown to have no say of her own. She is left to watch her husband ridicule his daughter about not being careful with her looks.
Maria has a friend Lily who hardly seems concerned about her. She's more interested in publicly making out with her boyfriend Sean who Maria secretly has a crush on.
The first thing that comes to your mind as you watch this movie is: "Hey, didn't I see this movie before? The story seems familiar. Two years ago, wasn't there a movie with a similar theme... About a high school girl who comes across a mysterious item that grants her all her wishes?"
You will be right. The Final Wish is just like Wish Upon, only less entertaining and more ridiculous.
The things is, Wish Upon made you sort of care about a girl whose mother passed away when she was a kid. She was being bullied at school, and to top it all, to her mortification, her father was collecting junk from trash right in front of her school!
So yes, she definitely needed those wishes.
And another thing: Their wish granting box looked better.The Final Wish is about Aaron, a guy you don't really come to like. He's late on his rent, can't find a job as a lawyer, broke up with his girlfriend Lisa, and ignores his parents.
One day, when Lisa calls him to inform him of his…