Shadow Puppets Film Details
Overview: A woman and a man awake in individual white cells in an abandoned prison or mental institution wearing only underwear and without any memory. They hear a strange and creepy noise and decide…
Tagline: You can’t hide from your own shadow
Review: What happens when you put the movies Unknown and Hypercube into a blender; add a dash of Lost and hit puree? This. Pros: fairly competent acting, good set/props, good sound effects, good music, a steady plot and a race with your own mind to see if you can figure out the puzzle before it’s explained. Cons: race/sex stereotyping. Character creation is weak in this sense. There’s already too many movies where the characters of black men are violent, or are the first to die. This movie does both. The nympho is a hot supermodel. What a colossal, predictable YAWN. With that said, the only reason this movie is a worthwhile time killer – other than a juvenile need to snicker at mental wards inadvertently modeling Calvin Klein underwear – are all the elements stolen from other wildly popular entertainment media. I have no problem with people taking creative license with ideas not their own. After all, you can’t copyright an idea. But the plot from start to finish is nearly identical to that of Hypercube (except there are two survivors); with the beginning and ending of Unknown; with a monster and character cast from Lost. That’s really all there is to it. I wanted to give it higher stars, but this collage of celluloid just isn’t original enough on it’s own. Even the underwear is questionable. At least when I saw Kate from Lost in her underwear, I didn’t feel a compulsion to pick at my butt. That’s how bad the underwear looks on the women. What mental hospital puts women in *boy short* style undies? That’s just dumb. At least give them briefs so they can have a little dignity. For heaven’s sakes.
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Also known as: Shadow Puppets,Niewolnicy cienia,ファイナル・デッド ダーク・ウォッチャー,Смертельная игра,Dark Shadows,Fonikes skies,A Sombra,Marionetas del infierno