Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Atticus Institute (2015)

Director: Chris Sparling

Stars: William Mapother, Julian Acosta, Anne Betancourt, Rya Kihlstedt

In 1976, a small psychology lab in Pennsylvania started working with people with telekinetic abilities in hopes of warfare. Judith Winstead was sent to the lab by her sister for testing. She past all of the labs tests with flash cards and moving objects. There was something else wrong with Judith that they had no idea. She was possessed by a demon. They bring in a priest to try and save her.

They try so hard to make you believe that all of the footage in this movie is real. There are "interviews" from people that worked for the lab and some from her "sister". You get to see archival footage that was taped during the tests. The editing of the movie was set up how a documentary is made. If this was real footage and a real documentary, then this would have been worth watching. It was not, and let me tell you why.

This movie is a lot like most found footage movies. It takes forever for anything to happen in the movie. You spend so much of the time listening to pointless dialogue that means absolutely nothing to the movie. They are really trying to make you believe that all of this happened.

The truth is that there was a section of the government that was testing people with psycho kenotic powers. They made up a movie about it, but they added a twist. The story line would have made a good movie. They decided to hang on the coat tails of a dying trend and do a found footage type movie. I watch it so you don't have to. 

The Atticus Institute (2015) Trailer

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