Okay, I’m going to admit it right now, the only reason I’m reviewing this movie is because I got a review copy of Half Light the DVD from the folks at Fabulous Films and they want me to get the word out that this “suspense thriller” from 2006 is out on DVD. Honestly, I would probably never of watched this movie otherwise, as it’s almost a romance movie, with a twist that seems pointless, predictable and confusing all in one. However, I’m not one to say you shouldn’t check it out, as opinions are different for everyone, so, with that said, let’s dive into this quick review and see whether you UK folks should pick this up on DVD or not….
DISCS: 1 RUN-TIME: 106 min ASPECT RATIO: 2.35:1 RESOLUTION: 480i AUDIO: Dolby Digital 5.1
SUBTITLES: English REGION: B RATING: 15 PRODUCTION DATE: 2006 RELEASE DATE: May 4th, 2015
A suspenseful thriller that willl come back and haunt you! After the tragic drowning of her 5 year old son, best selling thriller novelist Rachel Carlson (Demi Moore) moves to a remote cottage on the Scottish coast to begin writing again, But Rachel’s demons have followed her as loneliness and paranoia leave her not knowing what’s real and what is just imagination in the fight to save her life? Based on the original screenplay by Craig Rosenborg and described as a Hitchcockian thriller with a supernatural twist.
Even in 2006, Demi Moore was still freaking hot and that alone is worth watching this movie. Okay, maybe I’m being a little harsh on Half Light. It isn’t a terrible movie in the least bit and it did keep me entertained for the most part. Sometimes I’m a sucker for a little romance and throw in a potential ghost, some beautiful Celtic scenery and a gorgeous Demi Moore and you got a movie I don’t mind checking out. However, once the midway point of the flick rolls around and we get to the twist of the plot (didn’t you know, every movie in the mid 2000’s had to have a twist,) things start to fall apart for the movie. People start acting strange and character roles are taking 180’s and heads are spinning and I’m seating here thinking what the hell is going on. Before you know it, the end credits roll around and you are left with a big question mark above your head, Metal Gear Solid style.
The film is marketed as a suspense thriller, but I don’t think I could remember a time where I was less scared. The movie is riddled with predictable jump scares, plot threads and ghostly shenanigans. Demi Moore thinks she’s going crazy and the town folk think she is crazy. Personally, I just think she is hot and that’s all I needed to keep myself going until the end. (Wow, that sounded dirtier than I wanted it to.)
It’s a bare bones DVD. Enough said. No seriously, the movie looks alright, but it’s still DVD and compression issues are aplenty and the lack of features really hurts the overall package.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Half Light is the perfect ghost / romance tale for the lonely house wives / husbands out there. For the other people, it has a predictable and muddled plot, with a hot Demi Moore running around confused. The DVD isn’t the greatest and the lack of special features suck. Worth a watch, but honestly, your money is better spent elsewhere.