The Sound (2017)

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The Sound: Directed by Jenna Mattison. With Rose McGowan, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Eklund, Richard Gunn. A supernatural skeptic sets off to debunk paranormal sightings using low frequency sound waves in an abandoned subway station and is met with unforeseen evil and eerie memories.

“Loved the idea for u0026#39;The Soundu0026#39;, which for recent modest to low budget film viewings was one that was really quite creative. Executed right, u0026#39;The Soundu0026#39; had potential to be quite decent. The cover/poster/advertising was attention grabbing and does make one want to see the film. Christopher Lloyd too is always watchable, despite being in a lot of bad projects in recent years.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt is unfortunate that u0026#39;The Soundu0026#39; was yet another great potential waste, which is both frustrating and annoying. It doesnu0026#39;t come anywhere near close to being as attention grabbing as the cover/poster/advertising, makes a creative concept dull and ordinary and Lloyd is much better than this. Really wanted to like u0026#39;The Soundu0026#39;, but couldnu0026#39;t do it with such underwhelming execution of almost every component. Not all of them, but all but a few.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eRose McGowan is competent and Lloyd gives his limited character and screen time a lot of gusto. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFirst third of u0026#39;The Soundu0026#39; is intriguing and creepy and some of the photography is atmospheric and slick enough.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe rest of the acting is not worth mentioning, Michael Eklund in particular spends the whole time looking like he was recovering from a hangover. The characters are sketchy at best and there is just nothing interesting or investable about them. Photography aside, u0026#39;The Soundu0026#39; looks drab and like it was made in haste.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDialogue is very stilted and muddled, the direction is pedestrian and after a promising start, the intrigue and suspense goes and the story for the rest of the film is a mess of incoherence, with too many things being vague, silliness and dreary pacing, complete with a rushed and petered out ending.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn summary, pretty weak. 3/10 Bethany Cox”


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