Weekly Movies – Week 21

Cherry Tree – Horror (2015)

A teenage girl in high school has a difficult life, her mother is gone, her father was struck by cancer and she is being teased at school. Her father was getting better but the cancer returned with a vengeance and he had a few months to live. A witch gives her the option to cure her father with magic, she accepts not realizing the consequences.

I was surprised when I finished this movie, I actually liked it. The acting is not that bad and the concept of the movie actually was somewhat original. Specially the cherry tree part. The special effects could have been a lot worse but also somewhat better. The story progresses at a good pace and the ending is maybe the only thing I thought was the weakest. But all with all it is a good and fun movie to watch. I recommend this movie if you like mysterious witch movies. Would I watch it again? Probably, even contemplating to add it to my collection.

Spoiler Alert - The Carrier
A witch who lived for a long time and uses the dark arts via a cherry tree and caterpillars is a cool concept. The way everything has been set up from the coven being everywhere like school mates, the doctor who tells her father he will die soon. So the idea is that her father is going to die, and then she would be alone. One of her teachers is killed by a coven member of the cherry tree and the main witch replaces her. The said witch offers her a way to keep her father alive, get pregnant and give the baby to her and then he will be cured. She agrees, her father is cured and then she has sex with her best friends crush. The sex scene is gruesome, specially how the guy dies. So she is pregnant and has a baby within a few weeks, the coven is going to sacrifice the baby to bring the dark days and their master to earth. She fights back and in the end saves the baby in a nasty way and the end of the movie is her being the new witch. Cool movie.

Cherry Tree IMDB Profile

My Score: 5 out of 10 stars (5 / 10)

The Carrier – Action, Drama, Sci Fi (2015)

Humanity has been struck by a nasty virus, this virus is antibiotic resistant. A few people are on an air plane high in the sky. They must resupply and will they all stay sane?

This movie is will not go into details about the virus, we only follow the people on the plane. Acting is good, some people better then others, Sci Fi is far to be seen unless pandemic movies are Sci Fi too. The script is too “shaky” so to say, it isn’t very solid and that is the biggest flaw of the movie, it felt like it went nowhere. Special effects are good, well practical effects mostly but the CGI is decent as well. Dialogue is sometimes a bit too boring with many pauses and the characters make very weird decisions which even for a pretend thing like a film is weird. But all with all a ok movie. Would I watch it again? No not really.

Spoiler Alert - The Carrier
The most irritating thing of the movie is the way the guard of the plane is a utter insane person. They want  to go to Greenland, it is said a cure has been found and they can get it there. The guard guy who has clobbered people to death because they where infected on the plane, he thinks it is better not to go to Greenland because they might spread the virus there and humanity will be doomed. He goes as far as sabotaging the plane, at a point they have to land for fuel and supplies and he goes around trying to sabotage again, he even kills one of the healthy people. At night he uses light flares to attract people, a lot of infected want to get the plane to fly to Greenland, so the guard is an utter idiot because if they get the plane the virus will certainly go there. For the rest a lot of scenes in the plane, they find a other plane but those people land as they would land after them but the plane on the ground is overtaken by infected. So they fly on need supplies and go down to get them, infected come to kick their buts and get the plane (and the pilot) and suddenly the pilot is Steven Seagal or something. He flies away with one person and that is the end, he leaves a few people behind.

The Carrier IMDB Profile

My Score: 4 out of 10 stars (4 / 10)

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