**What a disappointment! All of the hype and advertisement that this film received was NOTHING compared to how the film actually played out. Here are the trailers!
The trailers state the following quotes from reviewers:
“The final forty minutes of the film will take you on an emotional roller-coaster ride that you won’t be able to shake for days.” -Chris Bumbray JoBlo.com
“A bizarre and completely unpredictable mystery.” -Indiewire
“A shattering conclusion.” -New York Magazine
“The best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never directed.” -Financial Times
“The less you know about this film, the more you’re going to like it.” -random dude
The authors of those comments should be shot! (Okay, not really!) But if you spend money on the movie, then send them the bill! The less you know about the film, the better off you will be! haha
In light of not adding in any spoilers I must refrain from speaking to the actual plot of the film and how the story plays out, in case you wish to see it yourself or are still intrigued. I will say though, that before you go about starting up a relationship with someone over the internet….use caution. Things may not always be as they appear. (Sometimes they are! *tribute to those who have had success via eharmony and such-like). Facebook, however, may not be the best place to start a relationship.
I can’t even really go into all the details I want to about this documentary-type film without ruining the story. Rest assured though, the trailers….well, they LIE! I was sadly disappointed in this film. Granted, I did get nervous during the middle of the film. It is suspenseful. (for ten minutes tops!) The suspense builds greatly then ends up highly anti-climatic as it fizzles away! It’s bark is truly greater than it’s bite. The movie would have been truer to the trailer if the last forty minutes of the film had been cut out completely. I will give the movie credit for great marketing.
Well, that’s my opinion. If you’ve seen it, what did you think? Do you agree/disagree? Leave a comment. Warning-any comment containing spoilers to the mystery of the film will be edited/deleted. fyi.
I’d like to post a special thanks to my friends Valdeez and Kal-el for being there with me to catch me as my Hype and Expectation Balloon that carried me to this movie popped. Great was my fall as Catfish tried to drown me in sadness from unmet expectations.
Thanks for reading!
Enjoy if you wish…or don’t enjoy! Happy watching!
–The Sp1der’s Score: Overall: 1 out of 10 stars “Catfish“