A Resurrection (AKA The Sibling) (2013)

Written and directed by Matt Orlando.  Starring Mischa Barton, Devon Sawa, Michael Clarke Duncan, J. Michael Trautmann, Stuart Stone and Matt Willig.

Plot: a boy’s brother is killed and he believes that a group of students did it

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Eli (Trautmann) is bullied by five kids he believes killed his brother, so Principal Addison (Duncan) holds all six of the kids at the school until the school psychologist (Barton) and a police officer (Sawa) can talk to them all.  But Eli warns the psychologist that his brother is coming back for revenge and he will kill those who killed him.  You see, Eli took his brothers body to a witch who told him that if he wakes and kills six people he can come back.  But even after kids start getting murdered, Jessie, the psychologist and atheist, doesn’t believe him.

There are good actors and there are bad actors and then there are actors like Barton and Sawa that just need a decent script to work with.  Well, they don’t get it here.  The plot doesn’t even make sense.  It’s not legal to hold kids at a school just cause.  Especially not when you lock them in a room and don’t call their parents and expect them to talk to the police.  This movie is such an ordeal.

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It’s so convoluted for no reason.  The fact that Sawa is the only cop in town makes no sense.  Is the sheriff on a vacation or something?  And the rules made us irate.  Like what was the thing about the Lord’s Prayer?  And why tell us that the deputy was a preacher’s son?  It all changed nothing.

Some of the murders were cool and the effects were nice.  But the otherwise lovely cast was wasted in this movie.  We don’t recommend it at all.

Our score: 15.

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