'The Tall Man' Review By Bawnian©-Dexeus
And now I want Hollywood to make a Slender Man movie
Directed by: Pascal Laugier
Starring: Jessica Biel
With 800,000 kids recorded missing in the U.S., I'm seriously considering geo-tagging my future offsprings so that I can locate them with my phone. It sounds crude, but full proof. In fact, it's a great way to keep track of your hormone raging daughter (no offense).
The story takes place between 36-40 hours upon Biel's character, where in the opening scene, she's in the medical room being stitched up after what seemed like a brutal beating to the face. We are told she is a mother herself. We are told that she is the town nurse. Why is she just the "town nurse"? Her husband was a respected doctor in town, until he passed away, gaining her title. She has boy herself. Where she lives is in a town located in Washington. A town that is nothing but a ghost town, whom thrived with work and riches due to its lush coal mine, until they shut it down and it all went barren.
Possessing little thrill and suspense, it's obvious this movie will only receive a limited time in theaters for a niche audience before it goes directly to DVD. Jessica Beil takes on a new role than I'm more used to; she always seems to the play the hot governess/ action diva/ eye candy. Here, she gets the Bella Swan treatment. No make up, no highlights, no nothing. Just your average grey woman. Even with all the beauty sucked out of her, she still looks good enough to court. She gets physical, more than you'd expect. The Tall Man is the unknown dark cloaked figure whom has taken away children from the town never to be seen, until her own son is the next victim. We fear for the worse, until an unexpected twist makes everything I wrote above into rubbish.
Think of all those children missing as new currency. And what do you do with new mint? You spread it. With such a twist midway into the movie, I can't help but be left unsatisfied and frustrated by the ending result. What could have been a decent B movie turned into just mush in the end. I won't give it a super low rating, only because it kept me interested for a good chunk, until it abandoned me.
Overall, Beil can add this thriller to her resume, and find better work.
Written by: Bawnian©-Dexeus.