Phoenix Forgotten

2017

Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller

57
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 44%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 5284

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Mackenzie Firgens as Newscaster
Jonathan Schmock as Mr. Garland
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631.57 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
P/S 0 / 8
1.31 GB
1920*1072
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
P/S 0 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bingobingo25 6 / 10

Way better than most reviews would suggest

The acting was natural. The story is interesting (the three kids going missing aside, it's based on a true story. The Phoenix Lights really did happen and are well documented) and up until some special effects at the end, pretty convincing.

I think this is one of very few found-footage films that felt like a "real" documentary to me. If I didn't know better, I'd believe that it was truly filmed in the late 90's.

It's a pretty fun film if you've got the free time. It's no masterpiece but it's good!

Reviewed by mancinibrown 6 / 10

Could have been better if it knew what it was

Phoenix Forgotten portrays itself as a movie about the sister of a teen who went missing after the phoenix lights incident in 1997. If you're not familiar with the phoenix lights, a bunch of strange lights appeared over Phoenix, then disappeared and was then never explained.

Sophie Bishop, 20 years after her brother went missing, decides to shoot a documentary about what happened, and try and discover the truth. That sums up the first 2/3 of the movie and involves interviews with her family, plus footage shot by Josh (who was, of course, a camera geek and budding movie director). Caught halfway between this fake documentary and found footage movie, Phoenix Forgotten never really gets off the ground. There is some groundwork laid for the final act of the movie, but mostly the first couple acts are forgettable.

The third act is where the movie really takes off, as the director fully embraces the found footage genre, and succeeds. The camera actually makes sense that it would be filmed, and the actions seem very believable. The main problem with the end of the movie is how the movie just ends. Don't expect any explanation of what was just witnessed or what it means. Is it human, alien, or other? That's up for the interpretation of the viewer and leaves the film weaker off.

The other issue with the ending of the movie is it totally drops Sophie's documentary. While this works better for the pacing of the movie being watched, it's odd that a thread played out for so long is just dropped.

In the end, viewers who enjoy the found footage genre should find something enjoyable here. But the dropped threads, questionable first hour, and ambiguous ending hurt the film.

Reviewed by english_artist 7 / 10

A LOT better than I expected from reviews on here

Just goes to show what is someones trash is someones treasure and looking at reviews on here I nearly did not bother watching this and that would have been a shame as its a good movie and certainly as good as any other found footage movie out there and better than a lot of them to.

I started to watch this with a finger close to the stop button on the remote but I never stopped it. In fact I was riveted from beginning to end. I loved the way they blended real events and news reports with the fiction parts of the story which really grabbed you and the lead in with all the footage of the kids messing around made you want to watch until the end to see what happens.

Don't always believe the reviews on here and watch this movie you might be very surprised.... I was

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