Mirrors is a 2008 horror film directed by Alexandre Aja, and stars Kiefer Sutherland. The film was first titled Into the Mirror, but the name was later changed to Mirrors. Filming began on May 1, 2007, and it was released in American theaters on August 15, 2008.
The film was originally scripted as a remake of the 2003 South Korean horror film Into the Mirror which is rated PG. However, once Aja was brought on board and read the script, he was dissatisfied with the particulars of the original film's story. He decided to retain the original film's basic idea involving mirrors, and to incorporate a few of its scenes, but otherwise crafted a new story and script for his version of the movie.Mirrors is the first Aja film to achieve an R rating without the need for scenes to be cut.
*1/2 out of **** After hearing of how horrible Alexandre Aja's "Mirrors" apparently was, I just had to see the thing for myself. I mean, what can I say? Mirror demons who feed on your life as you know it….well, that's just an awesome concept right there. But it's the execution that matters, and Alexandre Aja worried me with that. And in the end, my worries were reality. Aja essentially DID ruin an awesome concept by making a never-boring yet poorly … more
I wish horror movie makers would pay attention to other horror movies. Did anyone else see the Unborn and instantly think " 24 GUY SMASH THE MIRRORS! ALL OF THEM! THEN YOU'LL LIVE??" Nope? Just me? I also wish we would stop making remakes. Note to filmmakers: I am ok with reading subtitles if that means I am going to be scared out of my mind. I am also glad I rented this movie because I didn't feel so bad when I … more
MIRRORS I would not say that this is the best horror movie I have ever seen or that this is one of the best horror movies to come out nowadays, but I will say that it is one of the best to be released theatrically these days. I have read a lot of things about this movie ranging from classic to horrible and I have to say that I find this film to be some where in the middle. This was in no part a bad movie in fact it is a really fun watch for those … more
What Pompted You to write a Review? A survey How was the Plot, Acting, Direction? This movie I thought was very well directed with good acting. I was not expecting it to be as good as it was. It was actually scary and had a good story line to it. Were You ENTERTAINED? I was very entertained while watching this movie. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time! Did It Fulfill … more
Produced by Korean filmmaker Eun Young-Kim and directed by Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension), "MIRRORS" isn't exactly an official remake of the South Korean horror film "Into the Mirror" (aka. Geoul Sakeuro, 2003, directed by Sung-Ho Kim) but it does have pretty strong similarities (most specially the opening credits) since it is based on the Asian horror film. The "Americanization" of Asian Horror films are usually a miss more than a hit--with Aja at the helm as director, Eastern subtlety, slow suggestive, … more
I actually really like horror but this is basically as unpleasant as it gets. It pulls many CGi shock effects (rather than the more classic camera moves). But fundamentally this is a dark film that strives to make the audience miserable - and succeeds. Even writing a review seems to justify this film, which I detest doing. Apart from the fact that the plot is flimsy, the characters are 1-dimensional, and there are no redeeming elements, the antigonist is … more