Sunday, September 21, 2014

Oculus (2014) ☆☆☆☆

You saw what it wanted you to see. 

When I first heard about this movie, I immediately thought about the Oculus Rift horror games I've grown to love. However, the story line didn't exactly pull me in. I only rented the film for one reason; and one reason only, based upon a semi-positive recommendation that stuck to me a few weeks back. Thank goodness for online bloggers! 

Oculus gave me plenty to thrive on while it was lacking my dearly beloved gore. Each questioning scene made me think up what could happen next and threw surprise after surprise. I really enjoy a movie that makes me think, but one that tops my assumptions will steal my heart. In my personal experience, I never saw the ending coming. I was waiting for the screen to take over and return me back to the red box kiosk as if none of it had happened.* 

*Wine aided in this assumption. 

Overall, I would definitely pass this recommendation on. I really enjoyed this movie and will most likely purchase it in the future. It was perfect for my fellow viewers who dislike the usual torture porn I pick out, but at the same time it gave plenty of jumps and eerie confusion. If you're not into psychological thrillers, this may not be up your alley.

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