The Unborn Review
Written by: alex1176
Who exactly is Odette Yustman besides being one of the most gorgeous women on the planet? The actress (who can also be seen in "Cloverfield") is presently an unknown, but she provides a decent peformance in David S. Goyer's "The Unborn". She's also freakin' hot. Haven't seen her? Look at the official poster, that's her standing in front of a mirror; in nothing but her underwear. I'm sure Rogue Pictures felt the need to reach out to more than just horror fans. They wanted the horny guys to see the movie as well.
Unlike "My Bloody Valentine 3D", "The Unborn" isn't a re-make (many think it is). It's an original horror film written and directed by Goyer, who's also partly responsible for the Christopher Nolan "Batman" movies. That would explain why Commissoner Gordon makes the jump to being a Rabbi in this movie. Gary Oldman is usually terrific in everything he's in, and he knows ham when he sees it (witness his performance in "The Fifth Element"). But here he plays it straight here just like the rest of the cast. Personally, I found the movie to be creepy and yes, even silly. But for a PG-13 horror movie, it was quite graphic and intense. There's even a bit of Carpenter's "The Thing" in the form of an old man who manages to twist his head backwards and crawl like a dog.
If you've ever seen "The Reaping" with Hilary Swank, than you know how silly supernatural movies can be. But "The Unborn" isn't that bad. It's in the tradition of "The Exorcist" and has some pretty creepy scenes. If I was reviewing it for a city newspaper, I'd give it two stars out of four because it's a poor man's version of the Linda Blair movie. But it is well made and since I'm reviewing it for horror fans, I'd think the casual fan would enjoy it. So, I'll give it 8 skulls out of 10.