What is it?
The 2019 American horror movie Eli.
What is it about?
This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:
ELI is the story of a young boy plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world.
After exhausting every option, his parents put their trust — and his life — in the hands of a doctor whose experimental, cutting edge treatments may hold Eli’s last hope.
As Eli undergoes the tremendously intense process that could potentially cure him, he begins to be haunted by experiences that make him question who he can trust.
This movie would have worked better as a short film in my opinion and the opinion of my brother GC, it was longer than it should have been (not too long, but still longer than it should have been), it was not bad though and the production value was better than I had expected.
But I did feel that performance given by the actor and actress who played the parents, especially the father, were weaker than they could have been like they were not trying as hard as they usually do (I know they can do better, but at least the mom’s performance was better than the dad’s), but everyone did an acceptable job.
The best parts of this movie were when things picked up at the end as you started to learn what was going on finally, and there was a cool scene that I have not seen done before that is worth at least seeing a clip of but I do not want to spoil it.
According to a news article called DeRidder Gothic Jail To Be Used In Upcoming Horror Film the main building used in this movie was actually partly made from a 3D render(?)/image that they made of the old Beauregard Parish Gothic Jail (I went there before when I was a kid during a school field trip, but I can not remember the layout because I was very young back then) in the city of DeRidder in the state of Louisiana in The United States Of America, which I think was cool and I am glad that they did something in the city of DeRidder, but I wish they could have filmed some scenes inside the Gothic Jail and around the city of DeRidder instead of just the city of New Orleans.
Hopefully more people will start making movies, filming scenes, filming renders, et cetera from small cities and towns like DeRidder.
Anyway this movie was not bad, but if they were to edit this movie and shorten it then it would be better and I would then probably rate it a 3.5 out of 5.