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    May 23, 2009



    ENGLISH - (18PL) - 23 April 2009 - Horror
    Distributor: Dreamworks/Paramount Pictures
    Running time:
    about 87 mins.
    Director: Charles and Thomas Guard
    Producers: Michael Grillo, Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie McDonald, Riyoko Tanaka
    Writers: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Kim Jee-Woon
    Casts: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn, Maya Massar
    Plot: Teenage sisters Anna and Alex Rydell return home after a stint in a mental hospital, though their recovery is jeopardised by their cruel stepmother, an aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home. Is the ghost a figment of their frail mental state, or is it really the ghost of their late mother trying to reach to them? Based on the Korean horror film, "Tale of Two Sisters".


    Green Tea says:

    WARNING SPOILER! The Asian invasion of horror movies into Hollywood create a such undeniable and underwhelming scenario. The streak continues with another Korean adaptation of the ever famed The Tale Of Two Sisters back in the year of 2003. Now, The Uninvited another mediocre presentation on how American treat these artworks from the East.


    The remake of the Korean version; Anna (played by lovable Emily Browning) has a dark and sad history, ended up been in depression following the death of her beloved terminally ill mother in a freak accident. After months of therapy, she is back to her home with so many memories of the past. Together with her sister Alex (hot candy Arielle Kebbel), they found out something intriguing about their nanny, a nurse whom responsible of taking care of their mother but somehow was seen seducing their father. Anna and Alex therefore will be in search if Rachel, their nanny did involve in the accident.


    In a horror movie, at such custom, we should expect a twist and scary moment to haunt the audience. For The Uninvited, both works but somehow they only produce a mediocre results, not that bad and not that good either.


    The good thing is that the story line is clear and very easily digested. It runs down well as the plot stay focus about a rebelious teenager to her father's new girlfriend. The plot also gives you a sense of narcotic but too bad, the problem comes when it try to twist the story. Predictable from the first 30 minutes of the story; lack of energectic and stylish like its original and the atmosphere of horror has just lost easily while translation. There are not enough of horror nor suspense to really keep you on the seat.


    Emily Browning, a rising Aussie girl that have created sensational performance. She is competent, well-act and her eye-candy look may not suggest that she is actually 20. Been too sweet gives an advantage of tricking the audience for her innocence, non violence, and heart-melting personas. Arielle Kebbel provides more candy to the eye while the rest of the casts are solid but still passable.

    The effects are not as stylish as it seems. Talking about elegance, the cinematography however is great. If you want more sense of non-horror and just in case to tell you, I watched this flick only because of Emily Browning. So plan yourself if you want to watch this in cinema or maybe in DVD soon, my advise, try to enjoy!!

    THE RATINGS.....
    - 3.5 stars

    STORY - 3.0 stars
    CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3.0 stars
    EFFECTS - 3.5 stars
    an overall>> 3.0 stars
    GreenTea-O-Meter: 12.9


    1. The movie isnt good actually...
      as the matter of fact its a lil weak
      did u see the "ghost coming out of the trash" part? A classic 90's horror movie. XD booo to uninvited... but rather pretty actresses I must say

    2. Great... my comment got telan from google..

      nvm.. the movie is weak overall...
      the ghost coming out of no where are pointlessly dumb... >< nice view tho....

      psycho killer....


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