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6 Souls

Updated: Jul 19, 2021

The 66th review overall!

Let me start off by saying I don't understand the hate this movie got. Rotten Tomatoes has it at 4%. I can understand not liking the movie, but to detest it? Then I see that Zoolander has a 64% rating, that's about 100% too high. So, for day 4 I decided to watch

6 Souls (2010)

The acting in this by the two leads is phenomenal. Julianne Moore is always good, but Johnathan Rhys Meyers is incredible in his role. Moore is a psychiatrist who gets asked by her dad to look at one of his patients. The patient (JRM) has multiple personalities and they're very distinct. Moore is thrown for a loop when she finds out one personality is one confined to a wheel chair and the other is color blind and can use his legs. Meyers plays it so damn well that you really believe he's all these different people. From thick accents, and different mannerisms, he's spot on.

The more Moore (hehe) digs the weirder it gets. Eventually it turns less sciency and more supernatural, I think that may have upset stuffy critics. Then when they find out the victims were people who lost their faith I can imagine a critic getting huffy and puffy, but I digress. There are some jump out and go BOO scares but they're more than just a cat jumping across piano keys, they're actual scary moments. The strength of the movie is on Meyers' shoulders, and if a lesser actor was in it, say Johnny Depp for example playing the exact same character with different levels of neurotic, the movie wouldn't have been as good.

The ending was pretty good. The final act gets a little out there with the whole backwoods Granny character being kind of a bitch. And it does not really explain why the baddie was able to do what he was doing. Unless he was being controlled but they never tell you. I don't know if they were trying to be ambiguous or just lazy, but it doesn't matter to much to me. The final scene I can imagine pissed some people off too, but I liked it. It's not a happy ending by any stretch but it leaves questions and unlike what I talked about earlier, the good kind of questions.

7 Dr. Chainsaws!

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