The Innocents (2021) Movie Review ‘Methodical & Disturbing’

The Innocents – Methodical & Disturbing

 

Director: Eskil Vogt

Writer: Eskil Vogt (Screenplay)

Starring: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Plot: During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.

Runtime: 1 Hour 57 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Innocents starts when Ida (Fløttum) and her autistic sister Anna (Ramstad) move to a new city to start a new life with their parents, Ida starts making new friends with Ben (Ashraf) and Aisha (Asheim) in the school.

As the four-start spending more time together, they start to learn about powers they have, leading them down a dangerous path, as the youngsters must learn how to control them or see them get out of hand.

Thoughts on The Innocents

ThoughtsThe Innocents is a disturbing horror mystery thriller that will follow four youngsters who start to learn they have supernatural powers, getting caught up trying to understand them, seeing how far they can push things, causing more damage than they are prepared for. You will see a lot of Chronicle in this movie, even if the children are younger, as we get to see how they start off having fun, being curious, only leading them to getting caught up in a more dangerous situation. When the powers are shown, they do start slowly, small like moving rocks, before the targets start getting bigger. The performances from the young cast add plenty to this film, as we see how they are unsure about what is happening to them. The Innocents will make everything feel disturbing as we don’t know what these children are capable of, with these new superpowers.

Final Thoughts The Innocents is a disturbing and unsettling look at what would happen if children had supernatural powers.

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