It's obvious that - with this movie - director Robert Zemeckis wanted to use Hitchcockian approach to make this movie. You could say, his approach is kinda hit and miss. Actually, WHAT LIES BENEATH has a familiar theme in its storytelling. If you a moviegoers, I bet you have seen this kind of story in other movies. To me, WHAT LIES BENEATH is quite predictable. Sometimes, it has a chilling moment in some scenes...
After having not seen this for quite some time, I had a different appreciation for it as an adult. I loved the subtle mix of drama, suspense and mild horror that R. Zemeckis was able to create, with obvious homages and symbolism to Psycho, and the twists at the end with Ford's character, almost feeling reminiscent of Fatal Attraction. Such a solid movie from a superb director that I will definitely watch again.
Bu filmi izlemeden önce konusu hakkında yeterli bilgi sahibi olmadığım için, doğaüstü ögelerden çok, gerçekçiliğe yönelen trajik bir karı-koca ilişkisini bekliyordum. Aslında bu filmin yapım yılı eski olmasına ve doğaüstü ögelerle bezenmiş olmasına rağmen, ses efektlerinin ve kamera kullanımının yerli yerinde olması, yer yer irkilmeme ve gerilmeme sebebiyet verdi.. Fakat genel olarak Zemeckis kalitesinin altındaydı..
Best Pit and the Pendulum near-escape I've seen in awhile. Nice seeing this just after The Conjuring--here's an old-fashioned mid-level mystery thriller that has enough emotional investment in its characters to sustain the timeworn genre. Zemeckis knows how to combine spatial and temporal suspense, though his work is not much more than good craftsmanship. No masterpiece, and the last ten min. are wack, but I dug it.
What a crap film. What a slow, boring, amateurish, terribly written attempt at homage to Hitchcock. All the disparate elements of the story of this movie culminate into nothing. Michelle Pfeiffer's character performance might as well be a ghost from the beginning of this cold empty film.
El guión juega inteligentemente con las expectativas de la audiencia, sorprendiéndola con varios giros que se dan a lo largo de la historia, aunque tiene un bajón de ritmo hacia el final del segundo acto que queda subsanado por un tercer acto emocionante y tenso. La puesta en escena es efectiva y deudora del cine de Hitchcock (hay citas de La Ventana Indiscreta, Los Pájaros, Psicosis y The Lodger)