Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:49PM
Hey kids! Up next is a brief review on the film The Haunting of Helena. Before the review, here is a synopsis of the film from the IMDB page (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2378191/?ref_=ttrel_rel_tt): "A single mother moves into a new house with her daughter. Soon after the young girl has her first baby tooth fall off, she begins to recount that she is having nocturnal visits by a tooth fairy. It seems the house has a sinister history."
This film is a re-re-re-re-imagining of the story of the Tooth Fairy, but don't let that dissuade you by any bit. The story behind "The Tooth Fairy" is explained rather quickly into the film, and it rolls from there. I won't spoil too much as the film hasn't been fully released yet, but pretty much, Helena is the daughter mentioned above. After losing her first baby tooth in a car accident, she begins seeing The Tooth Fairy. This causes issues with her school work and concerns her mother, teacher, and doctors alike. One brief spoiler: Helena actually starts buying other kids baby teeth, using mysterious old coins. That should get ball rolling to make you want to see this.
As far as the film making is concerned, I was a bit confused in the first 10-15 minutes of the movie. Odd cuts and random bits of story just thrown together, but it all did come together very well soon after. The Fairy was really excellent, and great effects. The acting was a bit dry, but realistic enough. I even jumped during a few scenes! I would like to have seen this go a bit longer, as it was just over an hour long. If it could have been longer it may have straightened out the beginning. All around I enjoyed this film, and would really like to see it on a big screen.
Below is the trailer and poster: