Review: Hereafter (2010)
Published: March 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm
Movie: Hereafter (2010)
Cast: Matt Damon, Cécile De France and Bryce Dallas Howard
One of the biggest disappointments in recent memory for me has been the much hyped Hereafter starring Matt Damon. Being a fan of the actor and his work in films like Green Zone, The Borne Trilogy etc. I expected him to carry the film on his shoulders and make it a wonderful experience. The performance from him was dull to say the least but it is not entirely his fault.
Hereafter lacks a script entirety. It is a patchy film with many tragic incidents put together, but by the end hardly any one of them connects to the main protagonist in a way that is gripping or inspiring.
The acting is average and for a supposedly traumatic storyline they lacked the emotional magnetism required for the to make an impact. The yawning stretches of continuous, seemingly unmoving scenes and situations makes for a very droopy and gloomy viewing experience with no depth of story or dialog.
All in all Hereafter is a shame and can easily be avoided. Don't be fooled by Matt Damon's picture on the cover, this is by far his worst till date!