Temple Review (2017)

 

Temple is horror film about some Japanses folktale.

The Story

Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

The setup for the movie is interesting.  In the initial scene, Japanese detectives are interviewing a disfigured person and trying to find out what happened to him.  It is very obvious that idenity of this person is the surprise of the movie. 

Rest of the movie is flash back of three Americans who wondered into old temple and find themselves caught up with supernatural forces in the temple.

The pace of the movie is very slow.  There is some love triangle sub-story with three American tourists.  The Kate character played by Natalia Warner is dating a man named James played by Brandon Sklenar.  But her best friend Christopher played by Logan Huffman is also in love with her Logan Huffman. But I don’t find this sub-story irrelevant to overall plot of the story.

The acting is just decent, except for Natalia Warner who played Kate. Her acting skills need to improve.

The movie starts to get exciting last 10 minutes of the movie.  But it fails miserably at the end.  The story is very confusing and it doesn’t really explains anything.  The ending was very abrupt and rushed.  It was as if the director ran out of money and just decided to end the movie.  If the movie spend another 20 minutes to explain things, it would have been much better film.

In the Nutshell

Temple is a horror film about some Japanese folkstale but it fails miserablely.  I give 2 out of 5 stars. 

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Genre: Paranormal, Asian

Rotten Tomato Rating: 13% / 10%

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