Honestly this film is a 6.5 - 7. I really enjoyed it, but it didn't blow me away. However the majority of raters can blow me. It's a good flick! Creepy, foreboding, and I-told-ya-so supernatural vengeance. Absolutely NOT a waste of time.
Temple (2017) 1080p YIFY Movie
Temple (2017) 1080p
Temple is a movie starring Logan Huffman, Natalia Warner, and Brandon Sklenar. Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure...
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The Synopsis for Temple (2017) 1080p
Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.
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The Reviews for Temple (2017) 1080p
Just to offset the butthurtReviewed byrobjstearnsVote: 10/10
Huffman, Warner and Sklenar deliver these stereotypes so subtly that we end up not liking them as a result. Call it bad acting but I think this was plainly paying homage to Japanese perceptions of Western tourists. The tone and pace of this film was super unusual. Not everyone can get on board with a slow moving film with a greater concept. It's not scary per se. More twisted and uncomfortable to watch for plenty of reasons.. Three infuriatingly unaware Americans are rude to the locals, ignore valuable advice, sulk when they don't get what they want and end up paying heavily for their mistakes. We see Japan in all it's glory and vastness. The characters aren't there to be liked. They represent Western ignorance and are punished as a result.
The film had beautiful photography direction, but the plot was unacceptable. It is literally a composition of erratic and incoherent plot points. The transition between these points was rather 'normal' in the beginning. However, there was such a lot of time invested in it, that the middle point was extremely rushed. I have never watched a movie that does not have an end. This film had a beginning and a middle - it lacked a denouement.
Natalia Warner's performance was atrocious. All she did was smile exaggeratedly in a tone that was quite reminiscent of a valley girl (without the 'oh my god's). There was a lot of subtlety in the feelings she had to convey, and not once was I convinced that I was seeing her as her character.
Brandon Sklenar, on the other hand, was promising, but he was purely decorative thanks to the predictability of his role. For such a small cast, that had a strong impact.
Character development was nonexistent. A group of three is in Japan and they decide to go a temple. We only know why they are there. That is pretty much it. Next thing we know is a repressed passion surfacing - though it was pretty evident from the first scenes.
Additionally, the sound effects were clumsily put together and did not have any fade-ins and fade-outs.
Finally, the Japanese cast was far superior to the American, but Logan Huffman's performance was acceptable, albeit constantly wearing a face in which he looked lost. I suspect this was a direction issue.
I always tell myself that even a bad movie will have something memorable and will be able to evoke some thoughts or feelings. Now, I do not consider this a bad movie, simply far from being a complete piece. As such, I am not sure what the takeaway is.