Synopsis: When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
I don’t even know where to begin on this one, but it’s one I wish I had missed. Not only was the colour grading off, but the story line was so slow and filled with filler, at times it was embarrassing to watch. Such a rookie mistake. And Soon the Darkness is the ultimate cliché, unoriginal and casting Amber Heard, what were you thinking! I’ve seen her in a few things, and it’s very safe to say I am not a fan and it’s got nothing to do with her personal drama. For me her acting feels like she is ‘going through the motion’ with no real depth, believability and lacking real emotion. Honestly Odette Yustman (Ellie) should have played Ambers’ role as Stephanie. At least the Ellie was killed off at a point where there was some salvageability to the film and Odette Yustmans’ (aka Odette Annnable) acting was more engaging, believable, and authentic compared to Amber Heard. Another saving attribute was Karl Urban, who played his character of Michael well and there was a real sadness and loss he portrayed.
Classified as a Thriller, And Soon the Darkness, is a poor portrayal of one, which is sad, because with a better lead actress, more engaging, in-depth story line, (even leaving the base as a cliché) less filler, and more thriller entwined, this film could have been way better and probably one I would have enjoyed, like A Classic Horror Story (which has way more originality and twists).
Overall, if you love boring, bad movies, then And Soon the Darkness is for you. Trailer courtesy of Motion
Written by Sam Hain Winchester.
Disclaimer. Reviews are the opinions of the reviewer.