Is it really fair to judge a movie by its trailer? Maybe not, but I've been a moviegoer long enough to know to trust my instincts. So after watching the trailer for the Mischa Barton thriller, Walled In, I am going to have to go with my gut and stay far away from this one.
Barton stars in the adaptation of the French novel Les Emmeures by Serge Broselot about a young demolition expert who is hired to raze a building that has one heck of a gruesome past. Unfortunately, the trailer makes the decision to give away most of the surprises (so if you are one of the 10 people who will see this movie I'm warning you now) and all the suspense thriller clichés are front and centre. Joining Barton for the spookiness are Deborah Kara Unger as the property's new owner, and Cameron Bright as Barton's friend who probably comes to a nasty end.
This just might be me, but it always seems like a desperate move on the part of a studio when they show an audience big chunks of a movie in hopes of drumming up some interest. One thing is for sure, Barton is never going to have that feature film career she always talked about if she keeps making movies like this.
Walled In is scheduled to arrive in theaters later this year.
[via The Movie Blog]