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8Jan/080

The Eye 10 (2005)

The Eye 10

A.K.A.: The Eye Infinity
Chinese Title: Gin Gwai 10
Vietnamese Title: Con Mat Am Duong 10
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Starring: Bo-lin Chen, Yu Gu, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Isabella Leong, Ray MacDonald, Kate Yeung
Screenwriters: The Pang Brothers
Directors: The Pang Brothers
MPAA: PG-13

Synopsis
Though the numeral given in the title is 10, this is not an indicator of chronology. The third in a series by the Pang Brothers, film takes place after the events of The Eye and The Eye 2, though probably not much further in time. It chronicles the tale of five teenagers who read from a book titled The Ten Encounters, which details 10 different methods for seeing the dead. Hence, the 10 in the title.
Source: Wikipedia

Rating: D- (Very Bad)
Scare Factor: 1 (Hardly Scary)
Rewatch Factor: Very Low
Comment: A visitor have once asked me through e-mail regarding why is it that most of the movie and drama reviews I wrote received good ratings--does it mean that I like most things I seen? Not true, I actually don't like a lot of movies and dramas, but I just don't write reviews about them because I lacked the motivation and interest to even mention them.

However, I have a lot of motivation to write review for this film. Not because it is good, but on the contrary because it is so bad. I started to watch this movie because I like the horror genre and I am also familiar with the Pang Brothers' previous works. Unfortunately, this movie is so far from my expectation that it didn't even registered in my prepare-for-the-worst radar--I simply didn't expect the film to be this bad. So in case this review turns into a rant, I just want to summarize a few things that make this movie unbearable to watch for me. First, it is not even remotely scary--all it did was put me to sleep (literally). Second, the film tried too hard to be hip and different by combining horror with comedy. Needless to say, it failed miserably. While it is not scary, I will admit that it is funny, in a lame joke sense. Starting from the first 15 minutes of the movie and onward, I was expecting for the Pang Brothers to jump out, pull an "Ashton Kutcher" and say "You've Been Punked!"

Another thing that was unbearable for me was the music, music suppose to enhance the mood of the viewers and not destroyed them. Unfortunately, some of the music selection was wrongly selected and wrongly placed in this film causing major distraction and annoyance for me. Finally, what killed this movie for me was the plot (or lacked thereof) and ultimately the bad actings. I don't expect any award-winning acting to occur in a horror/comedy film, but it at least has to be somewhat decent. However, the actors and actresses in this film can't even delivered an ounce of horror or humor--the whole time I was watching the movie I was waiting for all of the characters to die so that I don't have to watch them act.

I don't know what the Pang Brothers drank/smoke while they wrote and directed this movie, but I'm pretty sure it is something questionable. In short, if you don't want to kill your brain cells or yourself for that matter then don't bother watching this movie. However, if you have already seen this movie, and like me have a hard time accepting or admitting that you actually watched this movie then feel free to contact me as to how you can join the group "The Eye 10 Anonymous".

10Mar/070

List of Other Asian Movies

This is the list of all the other Asian movies I have seen.

Taiwanese Movies
Guo Shi Wu Shuang
Spider Lilies
The Heirloom

Thai Movies
Alone
Bangkok Haunted
Black Magic Woman
Body #19
Ghost of Mae Nak
Ghost Mother
Iron Ladies
Me...Myself
Memory
Nang Nak
Ong-Bak
Shutter
Soul's Code
The Art of the Devil
The Art of the Devil 2
The Art of the Devil 3
The Protector
The Sisters
The Spiritual World
The Unborn
The Unseeable
The Victim
Tom Yum Goong