I really want to like a ghost movie. Any ghost movie. It seems like they should be scary, right? I mean, come on, it's about GHOSTS! But I've never seen a scary ghost movie. They're all the same. Boring people move into a crappy place, there's a ghost, doors slam, things move, it messes with the kids, random stranger provides exposition, random weirdo with psychic powers tries to help, ghost is gotten rid of (or is it?!?!), MAYBE someone dies. The End.
The acting in this is pretty good, at least as far as I can tell. Perhaps native speakers would know better than I if the Spanish cast was speaking like real Spaniards do. The sets were typical oldish looking interiors that were either too dark or unnaturally lit. They were fine. The scares were all of the jump variety, which means a loud noise jars you awake after being bored for several minutes. Rinse and repeat. The only good scare was in the film's trailer, always a good sign. *rolls eyes*
Gotta have a twist though, right? Ok, here ya go. The ghost was a dead trans-woman! For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a man in a dress. The man couldn't have a baby when "she" was alive, so "they" became a ghost and "zie" tried to steal the family's baby. This will probably get one of two reactions.
Reaction One: Stunning and brave! We're finally getting inclusive and diverse ghosts who prove that anyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, can be an annoying evil spirit who tries to kidnap innocent peoples' kids and ruin their lives. That's empowering!
Reaction Two: Problematic! Are they implying that ALL dead trans-people are annoying evil spirits who try to kidnap innocent peoples' kids and ruin their lives? That's RAY-CIST!!!
Oh, and then there's my reaction. Who cares? I'm so bored. I wish a ghost of any gender would have killed me before I watched this tripe. At least that would have been scary.
1976. City of Madrid, Madrid (center to Spain and country's capital). On the early days of The Spanish Transition after General Franco's death happened the previous year, family Olmedo moves to the big city from their natal town hoping to get money and a better life for everyone. They are Manolo, a farmer hired to work in the well-known Pegaso's truck company; his wife and previous sister-in-law Candela, hired to work in the too well-known shopping mall Galerías Preciados; oldest son Pepe, a shy and stammer 20-years old young who feels as a stranger in the city unable to find job; older daughter Amparo, a 17 years-old teen forced to leave the town and her boyfriend Mateo to live in Madrid, who dreams to live in Paris working as flight attendant for Iberia's flying company; the child Rafael "Rafi", the only one son of Manolo and Candela after Candela's first husband (father of Pepe and Amparo) left them; a finally Fermín, Candela's aging and senile father with troubles of memory. ...
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October 26, 2020 at 06:33 PM