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Mirrors: Directed by Alexandre Aja. With Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce, Arika Gluck. An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

“A man and his family are terrorised by a supernatural force that is using mirrors as a way access their home. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI welcome Kiefer Sutherland with open arms as heu0026#39;s in the land of TV far too often. Although he seems to lack the great range of his father Donald, he is a great underrated actor. Mirrors gives Kiefer plenty to play with, but as with so many Asian horror remakes that have been spat-out recently and while Mirrors is one of the better re-workings, the story twist is something weu0026#39;ve seen too many times.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNo stranger to remakes director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes re-do and 2010u0026#39;s Piranha 3-D) takes the viewer though paint by numbers stuff as Ben Carson (Kiefer), a former undercover detective, is forced to take a night time security job at a department store that was gutted by a fire. However, there is an evil lurking in the mirrors, an entity he must stop to save his family.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLately, I wish all the PCu0026#39;s in the world were stolen so I wouldnu0026#39;t have to see another dodgy effect detract from an actoru0026#39;s performance. While some effects are modest itu0026#39;s the bad CGI that spoils some moments of scariness. When practical effects are used thereu0026#39;s one moment that would stop you ever looking into a mirror and taking a bath again.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eJason Flemyng shows up for a brief moment but seems to take his pay cheque and disappear as fast as some of the eerie atmosphere. Between Paula Patton and Amy Smarts (almost a cameo appearance) the acting is above average right down to the child actors who are at no time annoying.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, Kiefer leaves his mark and it may not be the most original horror but at times it is certainly is creepy, not since Poltergeist and Poltergeist 3 have mirrors been so chilling.”


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