Movies are a funny sort. They can be either amazing cinematic prose or they can be utterly repulsive and atrocious. However, in between these two extremes are the movies that are satisfactory and tolerable as far as watching them. After these parameters, movies just happen to fall in along this line somewhere.
The Unborn is one of those movies that will land in the upper portion of that line – somewhere between satisfactory and cinematic masterpiece.
Centering on the main character – Casey, who is played by Odette Yustman (Cloverfield) – The Unborn is the story of a young woman fighting for her life as an evil demon tries desperately to possess her. As the movie goes on, the demon gets progressively closer to accomplishing its goal. In a Grudge like way, you are introduced to a personification of a small boy.
As I watched it, I kept thinking to myself, “This isn’t that bad, but when is it going to get better?”
It isn’t that the movie was all that bad. It is entertaining, jumpy in parts, and has a pretty good story line. I was just left wondering when it was going to get a little better. I was always waiting for, well… something. With a pretty good cast set into place – Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman, Meagan Good, Jane Alexander, Carla Gugino, and James Remar – there wasn’t any gaps in the acting, so I’m not really sure what I was looking for, but it just wasn’t there.