The Unbelievable (2009)

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The Unbelievable: Directed by Tat-Nin Chan. With Xiaohua Chen, Fazheng Situ, Six-Ching Szeto. The Unbelievable attempts to uncover supernatural/paranormal phenomena in Asia. Now on the big screen, the crew heads to spirit hunt in Thailand.

“While the 2009 Hong Kong movie here is listed as horror, it felt more like watching a documentary. So in a way I suppose this was nicely achieved by director Tat-Nin Chan.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt should be said that if you sit down to watch u0026quot;The Unbelievableu0026quot; with the intention of watching an actual horror movie, then this movie might not be the best of choices. As I mentioned earlier, it feels more like a documentary than an actual movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThey use a lot of stock footage of accidents and dead people in the beginning, so there might be some viewers that may be offended or otherwise upset by what is on the screen. Definitely not the most squeamish of viewers.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOne thing that I donu0026#39;t understand is if this was supposed to pass as a TV show that had been running for 12 years, why would they have two ladies in the lead that were so squeamish and jumpy, screaming at the slightest figment of their imagination, passing out, puking, etc. at the smallest of things? It was just making no sense at all.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI actually enjoyed watching u0026quot;The Unbelievableu0026quot;, especially since you get to see some Thai ceremonies in the more occult end of the aspect. So that was definitely interesting.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut of course, as with all such traditional ceremonies and religions, it is all hoax and con artists. But it was interesting to see the length some people would stoop to in order to make a buck. And yeah, some were indeed very convincing, but when it comes to it, religious ceremonies are just a hoax. And I do love the Ouija board concept, but it is unbelievable that people are dumb enough to believe in it; if there were such a thing as ghosts and spirits, why would there be a need for people to physically touch the object that has to move. So a spirit cannot move it by itself? Of course it is one of the participants, if not all, that moves the object around. And if a spirit needed people to move it, wouldnu0026#39;t it require a possession in order to make it move around? It just baffles me that people seriously buy into these scams.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;The Unbelievableu0026quot; is a movie for people with an interest in the occult, first and foremost. And for me it was an interesting enough delve into the Asian concepts of shamanism, spirits, ghosts, possessions and what have you. But it is all just staged.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy rating of u0026quot;The Unbelievableu0026quot; lands on a mediocre five out of ten stars, as there wasnu0026#39;t anything particularly outstanding to be witnessed here.”

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