(2007) is a horror film that revolves around the Solomon family who
move to a desolate farm in North Dakota. Unfortunately the peaceful
farm life is shattered when 16-year old Jess (Kristen Stewart) and
her 3-year old brother Ben begin to see nightmarish apparitions
throughout their new home. The darkness that surrounds the Solomon
family grows even deeper and it is up to Jess to discover a way to
save her family.
The Messengers starts off as a claustrophobic,
enigmatic chiller that soon turns into horror movie with CGI ghosts
and ghouls and like an X-Files episode, the story starts to go off
on a different tangent that had me becoming lost and sometimes a
little bored. The premise behind the movie and even the actors were
all there, unfortunately what started quite good soon becomes lost
in the wave of cliché and unbelievable plot holes that makes this
movie a little less than average. Definitely targeting the pre-adult
market with it's kid friendly storyline.