The Purbalite

“The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

Orion Pictures

"The Prodigy" lacks traits to make it a horror movie worth remembering.

Colton Brain, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Orion Pictures’ latest swing at the horror genre, The Prodigy, misses its goal of being a horror movie to remember.

The movie revolves around a young boy who is the reincarnation of a serial killer, and whose main goal is to finish the murders he never got to commit.

Although Taylor Schilling and Jackson Robert Scott put on great performances as mother and son Sarah and Miles Blume, the movie relies too heavily on being unsettling rather than actually scaring the audience.

The movie also takes the audience on a painstaking hour of dramatic irony where the viewer  knows that Miles is a serial killer, but the Blume family does not know and then denies the notion when it is presented to them.

The film takes a risk by revealing all there is to know about the antagonist at the beginning. The very intense and revealing opening prepares the audience for an exciting movie, but the rest of the film fails to deliver.

Overall, The Prodigy is not a bad movie, but it lacks the excitement of Orion Pictures’ previous  movies, such as The Silence of the Lambs and The Terminator.

About the Writer
Colton Brain, Staff Writer

Colton is a sophomore and a first-year Purbalite writer. He plays football and baseball, and he has a passion for sports in general. He especially loves...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    Epik High brings light to a world ridden with insomnia in newest album

  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    EA fixes microtransaction problems with release of “Anthem”

  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    Culinary TV moves away from tired stereotypes

  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    Hozier album channels darker sound

  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    Hozier meets expectations with new EP

  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    Colton and Cassie get fairy tale ending

  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    “TikTok” becomes newest trend for teens

  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    “Father of Four” lives up to hype

  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    Weezer’s new album marks return to form

  • “The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering

    Entertainment

    2 Chainz shows maturity with latest album

Navigate Right
The student news site of Baldwin High School
“The Prodigy” fails to be a movie worth remembering