Shatner’s World, The Quiet Ones – Movie Reviews

Shatner's World... We Just Live in It...Shatner’s World – NR
Release Date: 2013

Fathom Events brought a one-night special screening of William Shatner’s one-man show, taped last year in Hamilton, ON. The show is a collection of stories, photos and film clips presented with all the charisma and humor Shatner has to offer. It was very amusing most of the time, with some really heartfelt humility about the man’s legacy as the original Star Trek captain and the very real impact he had on the NASA program.

More recent work like his albums with Ben Folds are also discussed alongside anecdotes of him living desperate and broke the night of the moon landing. Fans of Shatner and older viewers in general will likely enjoy this movie. People old enough to remember the magic potential of space in the 1960’s and 70’s will likely identify with Shatner’s feelings of wonder at being allowed to take part in several historic moments in the US space program.

While this isn’t playing in theaters, chances are it will be available for streaming or rental soon.

Cal and I saw it in the theater had a discussion in the car:

The Quiet OnesThe Quiet Ones – PG-13
Release Date: Fri 25 Apr 2014

Add this to the list of movies that shows everything in the trailer. There are two bits of information withheld from the viewer until the final act that would have been in the synopsis to a better written movie. As it is, we’re left with a pointless trek through scenes devoid of anything interesting (let alone scary) to some of the lamest jump scares yet. Haven’t had a scare in a few minutes? Have a guy clap with a quick cut and there you go!

Jared Harris and Olivia Cooke are wasted here as they can obviously act. Harris is the older scientist trying to help Cooke’s Jane, who has something the movie refuses to call possession. No, what’s plaguing Jane is supposedly something she created in her mind and something she and Harris’ Joseph can purge from her, curing her of her miserable existence in asylums and padded cells. The look of the movie which alternates between a third person perspective and a “found footage” style do a great job of evoking the 1970’s setting of the movie.

Nothing else works. The movie is so dull that the jump scares actually feel like you’re being shaken awake as the rest of the movie is putting you to sleep. Nothing is truly scary and we’re never worried for these people who are afraid of nothing or everything depending on what the plot says it needs at that particular moment. This 98-minutes in the theater felt like an eternity.

Cal and I saw it in the theater had a discussion in the car:


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