This ist he story off flight 7500 towards tokyo. all seems like everyday business, except for that strange guy in a business suit, who brought this suspicious wooden box on the plane. little do the passengers know what’s going to unfold, as strange events start to arise after the plane suffers from some seemingly normal turbulances.
I don’t know what dragged me towards this film. it surely wasn’t the advertisement line “made by the director of the grudge”, because that rather functioned as a warning label to me. I guess it was just the lack of promising recent releases.
This is a regular off the mill horror story. some supernatural stuff is included and it has the overall tone of a Japanese ghost story, with some of it working well and some of it less, yet overall it does not drift too far into complete absurdity, like a lot of films do nowadays. maybe it was only in comparison to all the far fetched bs that I have recently seen, that makes this film bearable, yes decent at times. don’t get me wrong, this is not brilliant by all means, but it just don’t follow the recent trend of having to cram in some kind of pseudo intellectual philosophy that does not stand a closer look, nor does it include a thousand well intended twists that just not work.
Nevertheless, the film has one major flaw: it fails at explaining what eventually happens and what it about plausible enough. once you know the answer, everything falls in place, but most people including me were left puzzled at the films conclusion. you need to either give it a good though or simply look it up. it makes sense, but it does not necessarily become clear when actually watching the film.
Overall a good effort. watchable, if you don’t have anything better at hand.