Review of "Mothman Prophecies, The"

published 11/11/2002 | andrew007
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I never was interested in this film at the cinema because I didn't really know what it was about but I rented it film last week from blockbuster and sat down to watch it thinking that it would just be one of them films that are ok but not brilliant but I was wrong.

This film has a great story line that is apparently based on a true story but it has had a Hollywood makeover so don't take all of as reality but it does have some fantastic acting by veteran Richard Gere.

Director mark pellington

Cast richard gere,unfaithful,runaway bride
laura linney,truman show,congo

Cert 12
Run time 2hr

The story

John Klein (gere) is a journalist for the Washington post but when his wife dies a few days after a unexplainable accident so john wants to find out what the things she was drawing and talking about in the hospital but after finding no evidence of anything he thinks nothing of it.
But two years later john finds himself in a small town called Point Pleasant in West Virginia that has been experiencing paranormal activity so he stays to investigate the goings on.
While investigating the activates he experiences them when he gets some strange phone calls with messages in, one is that a tragedy will happen in Point Pleasant, he believes that the voice on the other end is not just someone playing a joke because it knows to much about him and his wife.
We find out that the person on the phone is the Mothman who goes from place to place causing disasters has predicted/caused plane crashes and earthquakes.

This film is great and I urge you to go out and rent/buy it because its full of drama suspense and action, the ending is very unpredictable because john thought the disaster was going to happen at the big factory, just outside town but it happens on the ??????? watch and find out.
This film made £2.2m in the uk and $35m in usa.

DVD Extras

Behind the scenes documentary
Featurette on the film
Theatrical trailer
Documentary on the 'actual real life events' that inspired the film

Overall this film is very good and if you did see it at the cinema it is worth you buying the DVD because of the extras.
If you have not seen it and you like programs on the TV like the X Files you WILL love this so get it.


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  • andystrong published 26/03/2003
    I only saw this for the first time on Monday night. You are right, it is a class film. I even found Richard Gere okay in it...mind you there were no hamsters in any of the scenes!
  • Little_Raven published 06/12/2002
    I've not seen this film. I keep seeing it on the shelf and can't quite decide whether to rent it or not
  • Janemartin published 29/11/2002
    I love this movie but I am madly in love with Richard Gere..janexx
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