Review of "The Forest (DVD)"

published 17/07/2017 | Sparky43352
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Pro good story, descent soundtrack and special effects
Cons insensitive in my opinion, not very scary
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"The Forest Review"


Star: Natalie Dormer
Director: Jason Zada
Certificate: 15
Run time: 1 hr 35 minutes
Genre: Horror
Year of Release: 2016


When her twin sister goes missing in Japan, Sara is determined to find out what happened to her. Her quest leads her to the legendary Aokigahara Forest, also known as the suicide forest, in Japan at Mount Fuji. She decides to journey through the forest with her guide Aiden and many ghosts haunting the forest await her.

Natalie Dormer- Sara/Jess
Taylor Kinney- Aiden
Eoin Macken- Rob
Stephanie Vogt- Valerie

IMDb: 4.8/10
The Guardian: 2/5
Rotten Tomatoes: 10%


My Opinion

I personally didn't enjoy this movie that much. I was very interested to see their ideas especially because the suicide forest is a real place but then I thought it was quite insensitive. It showed the people who committed suicide in the forest and portrayed them as horrible demons and monsters when in fact that most definitely is not the case at all. I may be thinking too far into things but I just thought they could have made it scary without portraying the victims as monsters. I thought the concept was quite smart though.

The characters were good, some made the iconic stupid decisions that many characters make in horror movies which you'll see for yourself if you watch it. Natalie Dormer done a good job but was kind of the only person who stood out to me.

The make up was good and there were some good jumpscares so in a way I suppose they did use their special effects effectively which was quite good. The music was eery in the right places and perfectly timed which was another thing that had a huge impact on my opinion of the film because it set the tone perfectly.

You can buy the movie for £2.20 from amazon (including delivery) which is a good price and it is also on Netflix.

It was quite unmemorable, the only reason I would probably remember it is because it's based on a real historic forest and I haven't seen a lot of horrors based on true events.

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  • danielclark691 published 11/10/2017
  • Pointress published 02/08/2017
    not bad!
  • euphie published 21/07/2017
    vh :o)
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Product Information : The Forest (DVD)

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Product Details

Genre: Thriller

DVD Region: DVD

Classification: 15 years and over

Production Year: 2016

EAN: 5051429103037

Video Category: Feature Film

Actor(s): Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken, Rina Takasaki

Director(s): Jason Zada


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