The Forest (2016)

Directed by Jason Zada.  Written by Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell and Ben Ketai.  Starring Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa and Eoin Macken.

Plot: Sara’s twin sister, Jess, goes missing in Japan’s Suicide Forest and she can’t help but go after her.


Sara Price (Dormer) receives a phone call from Japan that her twin, Jess, is missing.  She was last seen near Mount Fuji and the Aokigahara Forest where a lot of suicides take place.  Despite warnings from Rob (Macken), her fiance, and others, Sara feels the need to go to the forest and find her sister, even though many people believe she’s dead.  When she arrives in Japan, she drinks with a man named Aiden (Kinney).  Not sure why cause if DJ was missing and presumed dead I wouldn’t be thinking of drinking if I was thinking of going to find him.

Anyway, Sara goes into the forest with Aiden and a guide, Michi (Ozawa), but is soon left wondering who to trust when she starts hearing and seeing strange things in the woods.  DJ didn’t completely blame her, but he didn’t like her either.  Neither of us did.  She was all drama and attitude and we don’t need that.  Come to think of it, while a bit scary in parts, we didn’t need the movie as a whole.  It sucked.  The beginning sucked.  The end sucked.  Most of the middle sucked, too.


Although, it does get some points.  The acting was good.  The effects were fantastic.  I jumped once or twice.  And the direction was on point.  Still, we don’t recommend.

My score: 30.  DJ’s score: 25.

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