White Noise Review
Written by: Moviemaven
I was so excited about this one. I first saw the trailer when I went to see The Grudge and I couldn't wait. I have always been intrigued by EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) so I thought this was a terrific idea for a film with a lot of potential to scare the crap out of me. Alas it became the victim of a convoluted plot line. Michael Keaton is a husband and father who is distraught over the death of his wife.
A man appears to him and tells him that he has been receiving messages from his dead mate. Of course he is skeptical in the beginning, but eventually curiosity gets the best of him and he checks it out. Soon he becomes obsessed with the voices and images that are coming through his equipment and his house ends up looking like the showroom of a computer store. But then he realizes that he has gotten more than he bargained for.
His EVP initiator falls victim to something mysterious and he begins to get messages about people in danger so he trys to help. This is where I began to lose my excitement. I feel that the initial idea was a terrific one, but it was like they stopped caring halfway through. I think the desire to cash in on the current ghost craze was so strong that they rushed through the writing of the screenplay to the point that is compromised the intent.
By the time the film was over, I had lost most of my interest. And you can't scare me if I am not interested.