We will not spoil anything directly in this review, but in order to discuss the movie at all, we will have to lightly skirt around some spoilers, so anyone who has above-average deduction skills will probably start thinking about things, and might be able to figure out the mysteries of the movie before seeing it.
If you don't want to be spoiled, just read our handy, always 100% accurate recap at the bottom, and give it a go.
|"ONE MORE PRECOCIOUS COMMENT OUT OF YOU, AND I TAKE YOUR EYES!"|
The truly interesting part about the movie though, is its twist. It's always the twist, isn't it? Well in this one, the twist involves what happened to civilization; what The Breathers are; and one more thing which you don't need to know about right now. We liked the twist, as it was different from anything we've seen in the Viral or Post-Apocalyptic Genres before, and that's a good thing; the movie basically hinges on that reveal, and if we hadn't bought into it, then we probably would have hated the whole thing.
It honestly felt like a longer, well-produced episode of a show like The Twilight Zone or Masters of Horror, only for the modern age. It's very M. Night-ish.
|"WAIT... WE'VE BEEN DEAD THE WHOLE TIME?!?" *PROTIP: THEY HAVEN'T.|
- It kind of annoyed us every time the mom called the daughter Zozo. It just sounded stupid, and grated on our nerves for some reason.
- We also took issue with the fact that a group of people hiding for their very lives from monsters like The Breathers, would scream, yell for each other, bang things, and make noise like they didn't have a care in the world.
- The "I think they're here" bit with the little girl felt a bit Poltergeist-y.
|THAT FRIGGING DOLL...|
If you like Post-Apocalyptic/Survival movies, then you'll probably enjoy Hidden a lot too. Just remember that your enjoyment of the movie will most likely hinge on to whether or not you buy into the twist at the end.
Hidden is available now on VOD, and will be out on DVD on October 6th.
Alexander Skarsgard for the ladies. Also, some Andrea Riseborough for the gents... or ladies too, I suppose. It is 2015, after all.