'The Moth Diaries' Review By The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

It's time to free yourself.
  • OVERALL
    1.5
    POOR
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Visuals
I was originally pumped for this movie, seeing as though it is a Mary Harron film. Now, I only know one film by her, which is American Psycho, but American Psycho is one of my favorite movies of all time. When I saw her name in the trailer for The Moth Diaries I felt the strong need to see it.

Unfortunately, when I did see The Moth Diaries, I was let down big time. Mary Harron does not create a good atmosphere for the film, and does not put anything special into this work of her's. But it is not just her directing's fault. But the writing as well. Mary Harron adapted this movie from a novel by Rachel Klein. I don't know about the novel, but the screenplay for this film is jumbled, and does not make sense.

The story is suppose to mainly be about the new girl in an all girls' college dorm, who is awfully weird and creepy. But instead, it seems to be more of a boring drama about the main girl still not over her father's death several years ago. They seem to focus more on the sub-plots than the "horror" aspect of the film. Now, apparently the new girl is a vampire, but that is not what I got when watching this. In fact, there are only one or two scenes that even suggest vampirism. It seems more that she is a witch, or just reallly, really weird. Now, they never develop this story very well, so by the time this film ended, I was stumped. If she was in fact a vampire, they totally messed up the common mythology of a vampire. It was just a horrible screenplay in general, and the writer didn't really know what she wanted her movie to be, in the end.

However, despite the negativity I just gave this film, there is one good aspect to it. Which would be the acting. The girls are all mostly unknowns, or those "familiar faces," however, they do a fairly good job. Some of the co-stars are dull, and unforgettable, but the main two girls do fantastic. The "vampire girl" is incredible. It saddens me that her acting talent for her role completley goes to waste. She not only acts the part well, but looks and feels the role as well. And the lead girl, Rebecca, does fantastic as the depressed, yet cute girl who tries to solve the whole thing.

Overall, the movie is simply dull. Not a whole lot is happening, and when something does happen, you're too bored with the previous scenes to really care.

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Comments (12)

  1. Geekster

    not released in the UK (yet)

    1 year agoby @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-KillerFlag

  2. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 Not all :/ But a lot!

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  3. THE JOKER

    @crypt haha and I don't think you have made your way to all of them yet either! XD

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 30 was more than my 10 ;P

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  5. THE JOKER

    @crypt I don't have that many! haha

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  6. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 All?! That's not fair, you have more than I do! haha ok, we will try this...

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  7. THE JOKER

    @crypt You go comment and thumbs on all my reviews and I will get yours as well!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  8. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 ha! my first reviews on this site, under this account, only have likes and no comments! so its opposite for us.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  9. THE JOKER

    @crypt That's a good thing! I never seem to get a lot of thumbs up... but a butt ton of comments!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  10. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 Thank you, sir! Looks like 2 people thumbed it up! hahaha

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  11. THE JOKER

    @crypt another thumbs up worthy review!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag