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The Vvitch (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: The Vvitch
Year: 2015
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Directed By: Robert Eggers
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
About: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQXmlf3Sefg

My Review:
Having heard a lot of good things about this movie I saw that it was on Netflix and thought I would give it a watch, however I ended up disappointed by this movie.

The Vvitch is about a family who moves out of England and has their baby stolen by the woods, as tensions grow the family starts to think that maybe it is the daughter who is a witch and the family is slowly being torn apart by black magic.

I found that this film was not enjoyable to watch and it made me rather bored from near the beginning. Hoping that it was just a slow movie to get into I continued watching but only the last ten minutes was really all that enjoyable to me. The film had no characters in which I was able to connect with to get fully into the movie and nothing really seemed to be happening within the movie except from the mother getting more and more extreme in her ways of accusing the family and especially the daughter. At one point in the movie there is a house which the son goes to but nothing is really done with that except from seeing a woman kiss him which causes him to get ill however this doesn't really explain anything at all as she was also the same one that stole the child at the beginning of the movie. When the audience at the ending finds out that the twins of the family are actually talking to the devil which was in the goat they still seem to be shown as innocent and like they did nothing wrong which is frustrating as well as from having the girl who was constantly blamed seeing her whole family die decides to give herself to the devil and become a witch herself it just didn't seem to fit at all making the plot seem a little all over the place and not that interesting to watch. Not only this but I found that the actors seemed to mumble a lot which made me not really know what they were saying at points and made me rather confused about what they were talking about and lose interest in the movie.

The only thing I did particularly like is that the family at the end died and that was due to getting annoyed with near enough every character in this movie and seeing them get justice put on them was something that did please me. I also liked the directing of this movie however and how the director managed to catch the tension which was happening within the family really well till the very end of the movie. I also liked that the girl id decide to sell her soul at the end like she had given up on her belief because of what had happened to her family and that they didn't believe that she was pure like she was throughout the movie till that point. This movie also seemed to have no horror really within the movie at all which was another thing that did annoy me about this movie as it was classed as a horror movie but seemed to have none of that genre in it except from like five minutes worth.

I personally didn't like this movie that much but I would suggest people who like tension in movies to see this, also if you like period drama I would suggest this film as that is more the genre in which I would class this movie as personally. Overall, not a film in which I would want to watch again.

My Rating: 2/5

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