John Carpenter’s The Ward

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Just watched John Carpenter’s The Ward. Probably only because I have a bit of a girl crush on Amber Heard… But, seriously, this movie is meant to take place in 1966? I don’t think you could find an actress who looks LESS like a girl from 1966!

Anyway, I wasn’t exactly expecting a masterpiece. And I certainly didn’t get one! But I was hoping it would be a bit better than it was. :-/ The MOST disappointing thing is that I already saw this EXACT same movie in 2003! I can’t say which one as it would then completely give away the plot of The Ward but let’s just say that one did a slightly better job of telling the exact same story. This one just stuck some hot chicks in there to make things more interesting. And a shower scene. Amber Heard was probably hottest in the shower scene:

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So… If you go for movies with girls in mental wards, I’d recommend either Sucker Punch (SO many things wrong with that movie and it’s not exactly “good” but it’s a fun & entertaining guilty pleasure) or The Uninvited. Both starring Emily Browning. Maybe I have a girl crush on her too. 😉

4/10 for The Ward

Watch these instead:

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The Uninvited is a remake of a South Korean horror movie called A Tale Of Two Sisters which I’d always wanted to see. Didn’t know The Uninvited was a remake of it when I watched it. Should really watch the original now.

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6 thoughts on “John Carpenter’s The Ward

  1. Oh I certainly wouldn’t call any of the above movies “good”! But we all have guilty pleasures. 😉 I really want to see A Tale Of Two Sisters – I know it’ll be much better. The originals always are!

  2. I totally agree – this was pretty blah and I really couldn’t believe this came from Carpenter. He used to be so original and he gives us THIS? PFFFFFFT

  3. Pingback: My Top Ten John Carpenter Movies | Cinema Parrot Disco

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