21. Black Magic !!!!

People are easily fooled by psychic claims or by supernatural powers.Little do the people realize that the entire procedure is absurd and foolish but people just want to believe that magic is real.Many machines that we have today would have been explained as magic had they existed thousands of years ago.Just imagine what they would have said about the telephone ,radio or a plane.

Let’s also remember that there are certain things that remain beyond the realm of science.Existence of phenomenons such as telepathy and hypnotism has been well established , however science is still unable understand how exactly this happens.While we can’t prove that black magic never really existed ,neither can we ever prove that it did!

Using this to advantage ,there are lots of fantasy flicks which are immensely popular with us.May be we do want to believe in something that is surreal !!!!

PLOT : "Open minded New York constable Johnny Depp is sent to investigate mysterious murders in a small village known as Sleepy Hollow.He is determined to solve the crimes but this time he faces a supernatural force he had never come across.What he stumbles on is not just any murder ,but an ongoing killing spree."

What more could you want out of a horror movie ?.This has it all ,a dark and convincing storyline , interesting characters ,appropriate settings and cinematography ,well done graphics and stunts and a talented cast of veteran actors.

Without a doubt ,Tim Burton is an artist.He has proved that when he brought us Batman(1989) and Edward Scissorhands.This time he outdoes himself with Sleepy Hollow.

This movie turned out to be an incredible murder mystery that tested the mind as to figure out what the real plot was.Furthermore ,I enjoyed how Tim Burton maneuvered the cast into not revealing too much of the true plot until just the right time.

The cinematography is beautiful ,dark ,spooky and appropriate with stunning set pieces.Danny Elfman's score only adds an extra layer of darkness.The costume department did a phenomenal job all the way through.

Now, I like Johnny Depp and I think the guy is great at playing unusual characters ,I was truly blown away by his performance.He plays the character of detective Ichabod Crane who believes that ghosts are just myths and confronts a town haunted by a headless warrior who chops off the heads of his victims .

On the other hand Christina ricci proves to be the perfect cast as Katrina.A variety of good actors and actress flesh out neatly sketched supporting characters.

The mystery is pretty well put together ,although a bit confusing at times , and while it does all make perfect sense in the end ,I had absolutely no idea who the person responsible for the horseman's killings was going to be.I did make a guess and it turned out to be wrong.

The screenwriters have also written a very well paced script.The acting and atmosphere is what sets this film apart from other horror flicks.

Tim Burton puts together a perfect blend of story and atmosphere that makes the movie very realistic to watch and the special effects are very well done.Sleepy Hollow is an interesting movie that caught my interest and attention from start to finish.

It is a great psychological thriller.I wouldn't call it a horror film ,but it comes pretty close with some very memorable scenes which stun you beyond belief.

This movie is suspenseful because the music, cinematography and acting all contribute to keep it frightening, yet compelling.

Sleepy Hollow is a great example of an entertaining film which takes us all back into past times where it was absolutely impossible to provide a rational explanation regarding certain obscure ,occult events like Black Magic.This film is set in a time when murders were a common event and it was practically impossible to get hold of the criminal.

I recommend this movie because it has thrills, chills, action and dramatic scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Rating : "A" for extreme violence.
P.S : "Liam Neeson ,Brad Pitt and Daniel Day-Lewis were all considered for the role played bu Johnny Depp."


Shruti said...

This is the last post i read during this time of night!! Hope they don't come in my dreams!

I love this psychological thriller!

P.S : Aadhavan review please, with surya's photo :P

Bharathi said...

Seems interesting. And I heard 'Aadhavan' should have been named as 'Aahadhavan' :D

Krishna said...

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Second, the review was also equally beautiful. Keep your great work.

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Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Shruthi

Hmmm ....
Dont get spooked pa :D

P.S: "I'll try to fuffill ur request :"

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Bharathi

Aadhavan is good only ,much better than some pathetic high budget films off late ,i dunno y ppl r giving such negative reviews for it....

anyways opinion differs :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Krishna

Thanks a ton for ur compliments :)
It gives me a gr8 boost of confidence...

I'll surely be glad to post my thoughts in ur website :)

Babli said...

I heard the name of the movie after reading your post and it seems to be a very interesting movie. I will watch this movie surely.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

yeah watch it yaar & surely u'll like it :)

HaRy!! said...

Review super bro...made me watch the movie again!! Me a big fan of Johnny Depp and this movie is no exception!!..yenga pa..nama blog side aale kanam:D..busy bee ah?

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Hary

"yenga pa..nama blog side aale kanam:D..busy bee ah?"

Enna sir ipidi solitinga ????
I had already left my comment on ur new post some days back....

Bhargav Saikia said...

I can watch anything if Johnny Depp's there. What a kick-ass actor! Sleepy Hollow is an interesting movie..very very well shot.

Babli said...

Please collect your award from my blog.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Bhargav Saikia

Johnny Depp sure has a hand at picking unusual roles :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Thanks a ton for giving me this award yaar :)
Its so encouraging :)

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