A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
(Even the movie synopsis wasn't explained in the movie)
Oculus is about a brother and sister who had a horrifying experience in their past involving the deaths of their parents and a mysterious mirror. Now that they are older, they take matters into their own hands to try and destroy the mirror.
In theory this movie sounded like it was going to be a great scare-fest. Unfortunately theories aren’t fact and Oculus disappointed on many levels.
There were a few moments that were scare-worthy and jump inducing but because of the amount of unanswered questions, this potentially good movie fell flat.
Some questions that I did not discover the answer to:
-Where did the mirror come from?
-Why did the mirror want to possess and murder people?
-Who was behind the mirror? Demons, witchcraft?
Those questions alone would have made for a better storyline and understanding of what was really going on.
There was nothing overtly demonic or scary about this movie. There was some gore and violence, but because the villain was not explained it didn’t seem like it was a real threat. Some movies I walk away from scared, and I like scary movies, but with Oculus I walked away confused and frustrated.
Did you watch Oculus?Can you explain anything about what I didn’t understand? Sound off in the comments.
Karen Gillan from Dr. Who and Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica are main characters.
A few moments to make you jump.
Unexplained background in the storyline.
Too many questions not answered.
Gore and death.
Movie ends abruptly.