The Skeptic

Zoe Saldana, who played Uhura in the reboot of Star Trek, has another movie this year: The Skeptic. The tag line for the film is "What do you believe?" - which gives you a sense of how dumb this movie will be. Hey geniuses, how about "What do you not believe?", or some evocative equivalent. If the movie was called "The Believer", then the tag line would work.

But it gets worse. Check out the plot summary:
After the mysterious death of his Aunt, a confirmed skeptic lawyer, Bryan Becket, dismisses reports that her house is haunted and moves in. Immediately occurrences begin he cannot explain. And beyond the occurrences there is something about the house which gnaws at Becket - some strange connection he senses he has with the house's past. Soon, the haunting turns personal, he hears voices suggesting clues to a deep mystery. He questions his sanity, seeks medical help, but instead finds assistance in a young psychic who immediately declares, "There's a very bad secret in this house." Together they embark on a terrifying journey to uncover the secret - a journey which leads them deep into the recesses of The Skeptic's own troubled mind.
The trailer (it is to laugh):

Groan. So, when will the movie be released? Turns out, it opened over two weeks ago, grossing a total of $6223, according to Box Office Mojo. Although Newsblaze gives it a not-unflattering-review, the critics at Rotten Tomatoes are less kind (and probably more accurate). The Skeptic has only shown on two theaters. My worry is they'll make some changes and re-release it. After all, it must have cost just a little more than $6223 to make the movie. Surely they want to recoup some of that money - unless it's such a dog that the distributors will charge more than it can potentially take in.


Anonymous said...

Where's the skeptical part?

The skepTick said...

I assume that's the part where the main character keeps saying "I don't believe in ghosts", even while he is inevitably drawn into belief.

Movie magic. Special effects.