I went to see Jaume Collet-Serra’s Orphan over the weekend and found it to be a huge amount of fun. Firstly, because it has a script that is properly character-based and secondly, because it reminds me enormously of an old favourite : Curtis Hanson’s The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992).
THE ZONE has my review.
And should you be interested in the opening sequence I refer to in the review, it can be viewed here :
Now imagine those opening scenes set not in an American suburb but a Ballardian cathedral of steel and glass with a miscarriage scene shot by Dario Argento or Tinto Brass and you have the opening section of Orphan. It is genuinely deranged. And hugely amusing.