Ok now for something new to me, a movie review and trying not to give away too much of the movie. This is not something that I have done here yet but maybe something new to add to my blog. Hopefully you won’t find out that the butler did it…ha ha ha
My wife and I are regular movie goers so talking about new movies just released might be something to do.
Anyway last week we thought we would go see a new movie which had just come out…..”The Shack”
It features Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. We have enjoyed Sam’s movies in the past and Octavia we had seen recently in another great movie “Hidden Numbers”
We had not really seen any clips of The Shack so we were not sure what to expect.
From the start I must say this is not what I would call an action movie but certainly it is one which I believe will cause you to think about things.
The movie starts somewhat slowly while introducing the main characters. It shows your somewhat average loving family going through typical active daily life. The family head out on a camping venture without the mother who must stay back for her work.
Towards the end of the camping trip events unfold which causes the youngest of the children to go missing. Certainly most parent can relate to this fear and can certainly appreciate the torment that such an event would place on any family.
Of course a search is initiated with official police agencies involvement. You are given fragmented information of potential seedy characters that may be in the area. Eventually the father is transported by helicopter to a site in mountainous woods where the child is not found but evidence that she had been present in this remote hunting shack.
You appreciate the father’s breakdown and guilt which is then reflected and shared by the whole family but understandably each in their own different ways.
Your heart goes out to them as the family unit is deteriorating into all of its different fragments.
Then the father remains at home alone while the mother, this time take the other two children away for the week-end in hopes to obtain psychiatric help for the older daughter.
Just after their departure the father finds a somewhat cryptic letter asking him to come up to the Shack. In confusion and despair he discusses the letter with his neighbor who volunteers to go with him. The father manipulates the events so that he in effects steals the neighbor’s four wheel drive vehicle and heads to the mountains by himself.
Of course his neighbor had packed a handgun for the trip, “just in case”, and the father is well aware of this.
Driving to the camp the father is obviously quite mentally distracted and experiences a near collision with a transport truck. Naturally shaken from the near miss, he continues on his trip.
Arriving at the shack trail he parks the truck and armed with the hand gun, not sure what he will encounter he makes his way up the trail.
Events then unfold to make you question just who is at the camp and why.
Throughout the following events the movie causes you, at least it did me to wonder has he completely flipped out or are events actually happening.
In the end all grief is dealt with and in a way that if that week-end was to happen to any of us, imagined or lived through it would make belief so much easier……. And that is all that I will say on that……
For us we both gave it two thumbs up and yes I needed to use the paper towels. No not to wipe my hands of the buttered popcorn either……
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