Norwegian superpowered kids horror movie review

A little blond girl in a yellow hoodie.

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After moving to a new home – a group apartment Surrounded by forests, and as the summer holidays are quieter than usual – bored young Ida (Rakel Lenora Fløttum) welcomes friendship with equally elderly neighbour Ben (Sam Ashraf).but innocenta brutally elegant investigation into the extremes of psychosis and pityhardly your typical adult film.

Written and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Eskil Vogt (recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Co-writing) the worst person in the world), innocent benefit from it talented kids In its cast, they are very natural even as the surroundings become more and more fantastical.them seem Like real kids, that’s a big part of what makes this movie so unsettling. We were a little suspicious of Ida from the beginning. She stomps on bugs, spit on balconies, and displays random cruelty toward her older sister Anna (Alva Brinsmo Ramstad), who is autistic and mute. But she’s thrilled when she sees Ben showing off his unusual talent – smiling with a genuine high beam – that he can move objects with his mind.

Honestly, it’s pretty cool, and innocent With such a casual introduction to the power of Ben, you almost wonder if you see what you think you see. you did it! And Ben seems to be a friendly enough boy to be at least more fun than Ana…until Ada sees that Ben can do it even without using his “magic” (which involves a pet cat, which is scary), you Definitely starting to worry about where this is going.

Image captioned 'Innocents discover a shocking way to interrogate' 'Have you checked children?  '

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innocent In this case, it can position itself as a harsh indictment of its parents, but it doesn’t push itself into that corner. Everyone’s home life is less than ideal – Ada’s parents are mostly concerned with Anna, who needs around-the-clock care; Ben’s mother is constantly throwing tantrums at him. And the fourth child in the group, Aisha (Mina Yasmin Bramsth Asheim) with her own secret talent, hears her mother sob for no apparent reason at night. But most of the time, parents seem to be busy with their own lives, which is definitely wrong, but not entirely negligent. The kids were just having fun outside and they all seemed to agree. What could go wrong? Of all the parents, Anna and Ida’s mother (Ellen Dorrit Petersen) had the most participation; the sisters were the only children with two parents, their apartment was bigger and brighter than others we’ve seen, and they had more family structure rather than a life of looking around for junk food at dinner. Even so, she’s the kind of mom who says “Tell me the truth, I’m not going to be mad” and then gets mad no matter what.

Needless to say, the kids don’t reveal their gifts to anyone outside their group, and that most certainly includes parents. At first, they delight in sharing their gifts—Aisha, it turns out, is a telepath who can communicate psychically with Ben, but even more remarkably has a link with Anna that unlocks something behind the girl’s wide, vacant eyes. But things turn dark quickly when the sensitive Ben, who’s basically a mini-Carriesuccumbed to his vicious instincts with disgusting results.

Image captioned 'Innocents discover a shocking way to interrogate' 'Have you checked children?  '

picture: IFC Midnight

about wonderful things innocent, a scary kids movie To manage to make the genre feel fresh while also making you feel terrible about the world is how low-key it is, even if the stakes are high. The intimacy play between the kids feels like it’s actually going to happen, barely noticed by any adult, though it’s not something any adult can intervene; it’s clear that the kids have all the real power here. Immersed in a secret supernatural world where the rules of reality don’t apply, they have to figure things out on their own — even real life-or-death issues. It’s lonely and scary, and even beyond the movie’s larger arc of good and evil, its little dirty moments will stay with you long after the movie ends.

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