Review of the movie “Viy”

Review of the movie “Viy”

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Features of the horror or thriller about the dangers of drinking

Cartographer Jonathan Green embarks on a journey to Europe in order to create the most advanced and accurate maps remote from the civilized world, and little-studied areas. The road leads him to God-forsaken hamlet in the forests of Ukraine. There the locals live in superstitious fear of the evil monsters of the night, and to protect their huge stockade settlement. During booze for “acquaintance”, the hero learns from two seminarians of the terrible stories that happened to their friend. His daughter has ruined the local centurion. Pannochka reputed witch in the county, and he read at night in the old church on her death knell. Read two nights and the third disappeared. Since then, the church is cursed, and the peasants live in terror and fear to go beyond their farms, around obeying the local priest, who predicts Judgment Day. Not believing in the superstitious tales, English scientist decides to work it out, and there the person goes to church …

“All-woman – a witch. And those that are older, certainly a witch! “(C)

At last this long ago declared the promised “unfinished” was released. I remember hearing in the middle of the zero that is planned for a new production of “Viy” by Gogol, I was very glad. Indeed, at the present level of special effects and the development of the genre of “horror” of this mystical story could well turn out exemplary horror. Of course! The gloomy atmosphere, landscapes “Little Russia” and ominously attractive pana-witch, “Kashmar three nights, three nights without sleep” and all that other … And seeing the end of the 2010th first, very “cool” trailer pictures, I realized that I would her to wait and be sure to look on the big screen! So all these abominations were ghouls, vampires, was so oppressive atmosphere, and so beautiful was dead pana did not believe this film was simply impossible.

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And he came out, I was waiting for this movie for a long time. What can I say? One word, but rather the whole two – waiting for another. But this does not mean that I was disappointed with the film (as is often the case with modern crafts our cinema). On the contrary, film, even the idea of it I liked. Writers tape Alexander Karpov and Oleg Stepchenko (speaking here and director) turned cool on long-studied material, and managed to present it to the audience in new ways. In the old “wrapper” they turned a new idea that will become clear majority of the audience at the closing credits. Talk about the differences of the literary source of the film and did not see the point, since it’s not a screen, and in the opening credits even specially written – “based on”. If you want to see almost verbatim attempt to move the creation of Nikolai on the screen, then pay attention to the Soviet Leonid Kuravlevym tale and “athlete and member of the Komsomol” Natalya Varley starring. For a great movie and a great “textbook” film adaptation. A picture of 2013 On this “fantasy on the theme.” And the creators do not parasitize the original, and not strive to outdo film 1967th (although in terms of suspense and eroticism today it is not difficult). The authors of this “Wii” like the writer himself, under the guise of “scary stories” are certain, as it is now fashionable to call – clear message (ie, message). If Gogol said that the nominally “holy” people (priests, seminarians were wherewith) mired in booze and debauchery, and the population has long departed from the church – and because defenseless against spells Pannochki. Then director of the film, using a trick well known in the industry (advertising) gives his work for the “horror”, but in fact this argument about the true and false belief about the dangers of drinking, for Russia it is in the movie as it is not typical, and after Rogozhkina paintings where it was erected in a panacea, and in one way I loved the film and was all “summarized”: “-People in this country drink like animals, and animals-people”-even more so. But “fair-haired” from time immemorial was our “third” disaster (the other two I think are known). Because courage, resourcefulness as well as pictures of authors can only envy. And especially their sense of humor. The film is a detective on the genre, with the mystical “flavor” in the tradition of Tim Burton, and it looks like a “Sleepy Hollow.” A visually even surpasses it as a project labored whole commonwealth countries: England, Czech Republic, Germany and Russia with “nizalezhnoy.” And the budget in the picture was not a small, if not Hollywood, but it is currently the European (26 million green). After initially preparing artwork for international rentals, and is clearly visible on the screen-shot the film very well, just like it is “not nashenski.” And this can not but rejoice. But there is one thing. In this case, this is what we get ourselves exposed to the whole world in a bad light. What can we understand about looking at the Russian-Ukrainians drunks village of “Wii”? What did we just do that and fill the collar and gorlopanit songs, and not yet as we can not get out of the depths of dogmas and prejudices. Therefore, in my purely “spectator” view of the picture came to “ten”, but in the lead that is not too “patriotic” that would show it to foreigners, I rented a couple of points. Yet for the world came to hire more canonical, whether that version of the famous (only for us, because Fleming admitted that he had not even heard nothing about the author of “Dead Souls”, which is in the final maliciously “winking”) Gogol …

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All the actors I liked. I particularly note of course his alien-Fleming cartographer Green went funny and charismatic, sometimes even reminiscent of those commemorated Finn “Features …”. And as Olga Zaitseva that was Pannochku. Not can not be said, very beautiful and sexy, especially in the scene in the pond (I think all the guys would agree with me). Well Pan centurion of Yuri Tsurilo went great (though funny at times). Perhaps even remember holyavu and Horobets-though they characters and episodic, and play no special role-all book came out exactly, these seminarians. And of course Yavtukh uncle, who left us in the performance of Valery Zolotukhin – though not that hard cossack that was Gogol, but this film needed in that character …

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Movie soundtrack dark and what is called “trillerny” and Cinematography Vladimir Smutny and Yaroslav Pilunsky suspicion that shot which is not whether, Notorious hand to “horror stories” foreigner. Effects at the highest level, and in a few episodes startled or at least cringe, and it’s just not good. Therefore:

8 out of 10

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