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Movie: Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)

Stay in the Light

Vanishing on 7th Street (2010) is a post-apocalyptic thriller movie.

Synopsis: When a massive power outage plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, a disparate group of individuals find themselves alone. The entire city's population has vanished into thin air, leaving behind heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. Soon the daylight begins to disappear completely, and as the survivors gather in an abandoned tavern, they realize the darkness is out to get them, and only their rapidly diminishing light sources can keep them safe.

The synopsis sounds very intriguing and the first 20 minutes of the storyline is very promising. Some parts of the movie are shot in style, capitalizing on our fear of shadows lurking in dark corners. The idea is to make you scared of the dark. An interesting concept to play with but overall, this movie is generally disappointing.

No thanks to a vague storyline, poor effects, and lousy acting. Hayden Christensen is Luke, who unwillingly becomes the leader of the group while trying to escape the apocalypse; Thandie Newton is Rosemary, a distraught woman searching for her missing baby; John Leguizamo is Paul, a cinema projectionist; and Jacob Latimore is James, a 12-year old boy whose mother was a bartender at the tavern before she disappeared. All of them try too hard to make their characters believable and their attempt backfires. I wonder what crosses their mind when they are starring in the movie.

Actually, a movie with this premise has great potential to generate mounting suspense and lead the audience to connect the dots in the plot and satisfy ourselves with possible explanation, be it logical or not.

Sadly, when this movie comes to an end, I'm dumbfounded. Far from being impressed, I'm profoundly confused because the ending doesn't make sense and there really isn't anything to explain. So, seriously, don't bother to watch this movie.


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