Flatliners

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Flatliners is a remake about five medical students who made a daring experiment to determine what happens right after a person dies. By stopping their hearts for a few minutes, it triggers a near-death experience. However these near-death experiences had side effects; they had hallucinations which forced them to confront the sins of their past.

There is absolutely no reason to remake this movie; the original Julia Roberts movie is not memorable and the remake outcome is mediocre, the remake is worse than the original. The film took the concept of the original movie and tried to expand upon but did not achieve that goal. If you are to remake a movie, you need to make sure it is better than the original, not on this case. Having said that, this is not the worst movie, it is not great but not bad either.

Saving grace is the impressive special effects and great musical score. It is not the scariest thriller movie but the pacing is great, no dull moment; the plot is easy to follow with no gigantic holes. The scary scenes are the best part of the movie.

It is not an Oscar winning movie but is entertaining if you have time; it is more of a thriller than a horror movie. It has a unique take on handling life challenges.

It stars Ellen Page as Courtney, Diego Luna as Ray, Nina Dobrev as Marlo, James Norton as Jamie, Kiersey Clemons as Sophia, Kiefer Sutherland as Nelson, directed by Niels Arden Oplev and written by Ben Ripley from Columbia Pictures.

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5 Responses to Flatliners

  1. This movie got a 3% at Rotten Tomatoes, sometimes critics are downright stupid and dumb. While the movie is not great, it is not bad either.

  2. simonball01 says:

    N’offre rien de nouveau ou d’excitant en matière de peur ou d’histoire, il n’y a pas de grande révélation ou de ruminations sur la mort, et ne fait qu’un acte final moins satisfaisant. Cependant, le film génère un niveau de redoute et de suspense dans les scènes qui tournent directement autour du flatlining, et alors que je doute que quelqu’un se souvienne de ce film un mois ou moins, c’est un moyen facile et sans douleur de passer quelques heures .

  3. richleggard says:

    They remade a movie that is not memorable, this one too is not memorable.

  4. simonmooes8 says:

    This is not a bad movie don’t understand the very many negative reviews, it got 3% in Rotten Tomatoes which is totally ridiculous.

  5. I don’t understand the negative reviews from most critics, the movie is not Oscar worthy but come on it is not bad either.

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