The Lazarus Effect (2015, David Gelb)
Playing God, Science, Reanimation, Telekinesis, For Teens, etc.

Acting: 6
Anxiety: 6
Atmosphere: 6
Movie Watched: 8
Appropriate Grossness: 2
Production: 7
Recommended: 4
Scares: 4
Story: 2
Unpredictable: 2

Total: 47

I really wanted to like this move: Mark Duplass is in the running for favorite-actor-status. But there’s a little mantra I live by: “Horror movies are where good actors go to make bad movies.” Not all of them, of course (see Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later), but big actors are never my favorites in horror movies. Anyway, this movie stunk. It’s made for teens (it’s PG-13!), and so is a little simplistic in its story and scares. Not terribly believable, and then the scares are mostly based on things flying around and jump-out surprises. BLAGH! Also, these people are scientists? Whaaaat?

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