A group of aliens return to earth to take back some cocoons of their people they left behind from an earlier trip. They kept the recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of old people from an elderly home nearby, who have been secretly using the pool and discovering the unusual power of these cocoons.
- Stars:Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Herta Ware, Tahnee Welch, Barret Oliver, Linda Harrison, Tyrone Power Jr., Clint Howard,
- Director:Ron Howard,
- Writer:Tom Benedek (screenplay), David Saperstein (story)
A group of elderly folk have a close-encounter with aliens when finding a swimming pool filled with strange pods that possess magical powers that restore youth and vitality. Now they must choose between accepting their impending deaths or having eternal life. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Cocoon torrent reviews
(fr) wrote: We go from one extreme of the horror/romance genre with Spring to the other with Life after Beth. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad in the conventional sense. I think the cast is definitely solid enough to elevate the shallow script past to what you end up seeing on screen. Though, honestly, it's not like that's much to begin with. There's just too much working against them for this film to be good. Honestly, I like the concept. It's not that it's something that's really that unique to begin with, but I think you could've done far more with it than they did here. Essentially, the film boils down to, at first, to keeping Beth's death a secret from her, even as her skin starts to deteriorate and she starts behaving strangely. That's like a third of the film and it gets really repetitive after a while. They get some chuckles out of the situation, but not nearly enough. Then Beth finds out she's a zombie as her behavior becomes increasingly more erratic and aggressive. Aubrey Plaza is great in this movie, and she makes this transformation work, but the scripting, again, is one-note. Then, inexplicably, the third act of the film is the zombie apocalypse. It makes no sense whatsoever. They definitely do tease that something is wrong, since Zach keeps seeing people that he hasn't seen in ages, but they don't even ease into it gradually. It's just like 'the zombie apocalypse is now and that's the way it is'. It's a jarring tonal shift that's just really poorly fucking written. Again, if it had been something gradual, but it's not. Zach and Beth have an argument at a cemetery, Beth steals Zach's car and she leaves. Then Zach runs home and the shit has already hit the fan. I know that writing scripts are hard, I'm not trying to minimize the hard work that it takes to write a great movie, but come the fuck on. You have to realize when something is poorly written and the zombie apocalypse and its integration into this film's story is really terribly executed. There's a good idea here with Zach getting a second chance at love, as corny as that sounds, and he finally gets to tell Beth all the things he never did while she was alive. The fact that Zach clings so strongly to a zombie of a person he once knew is, easily, the best part of the film, but they only really touch on that with any insight at the end of the film, when Zach and Beth go hiking. I thought that was the only bit of the film that really touched on how much Beth meant to Zack when she was still alive and I just wish the movie would've been better as to show that connection throughout the film, instead of just the climax. It would've helped if they had flashbacks to when Zach and Beth were together, maybe even include some stuff relating to their breakup that Zach mentioned a lot in the film. That would've given you some context and more detail into how and why Zach loved this girl so much. But they didn't. The film is poorly put together, right from the start. The first scene is Beth hiking. They flash the title card and then the next scene is the post-funeral reception. Really. So I guess it shouldn't surprise me that the zombie apocalypse was so poorly handled. Oh, and don't even get me started on how the apocalypse ends. There's, literally, a newscast, after Zach gets to the Levins', where his parents are staying, after saying goodbye to Beth, that just says 'the zombie apocalypse has ended' and that's it. No reasons given as to what happened or how it happened, the theory maybe being that Beth was the 'head' of the zombies and once you cut off the head, the body falls. That's where the movie is guiding you towards, but they never even fucking touched on Beth having some sort of control over the zombies or that she's the cause of everything that's going on, so that's another shitty aspect of the film. They, pretty much, get rid of the zombies by waving a magic wand and just removing them from the film without any reasonable explanation. It's honestly really terrible. This movie is a good reason why reviewing films, to me at least, are important. I wasn't as harsh on this film upon finishing it, but reviewing it has really shown me that this film is considerably worse than what I originally thought. Oh and Anna Kendrick is here as a pointless love interesting for Dane Dehaan's character. She has a 5-minute scene halfway through the movie and is never seen until the end. I love Anna Kendrick, and this isn't her fault, but why even bother casting her in the role if her role is gonna be so minor and irrelevant to the overall plot? She's just wasted here. Say what you will about Burying the Ex, which wasn't a great movie, but at least it made better use of its concept than this film. This isn't a good movie in the slightest. Solid cast isn't everything. The film is just really poorly written and it hinders the cast more than it helps them. Thankfully I saw this on Amazon Prime Video, so I didn't have to pay. But, still, this is a bad movie.
(ca) wrote: Great debaucherous comedy, keeps you laughing your *&! off. Gigante is not typically a known for being a "comedic" actor, so that was a refreshing change. They even slip in a "love story" for the true romantic people. Gigante is immediately cast as a sleeze bag, which he usually plays; but he beefs up his A list status by showing off his comedic side.
(ag) wrote: The is awesome and my daughter loved it.
(ca) wrote: Takes itself so seriously despite how terrible it actually is that it's hilarious.
(br) wrote: A very good contemporary thriller, that starts of in a rather cliche manner, but then picks up pace as it gets along. A bit too long at times, but excellent performances are riveting to watch. I was a bit sad to see that it flopped, but it is probably ahead of its time, especially in Indian context, where the protagonists are expected to be black and white characters. Not so here. Terrorism is addressed, but attempts are made to look at both sides of the story, and that is no mean feat.
(fr) wrote: Loved it as I love all the rest. Long as the actor doesn't change & the voices stay the same I will stay a fan. :)
(kr) wrote: cant beat original film
(it) wrote: Jajajajajajajaja, graciosa y entretenida, de miedo nada xD.
(de) wrote: Best anime movie I've seen.
(kr) wrote: pal ficho recomendadas
(es) wrote: One of the funniest films I've ever seen. This may have something to do with the fact that I was on sugar high at 2 AM with my best friends at camp.
(jp) wrote: Getting the OST...loving the moves.
(nl) wrote: Different, intriguing,
(ca) wrote: Really? A 92% on the Tomatometer? You have 60 minutes of nothing except John Agar and Mara "Queen of the Giant Insect Movie" Corday mugging for the camera, and then 15 minutes of spidery buildup to a climax that never really materializes.
(br) wrote: Filled with dark humor and plenty of suspense, Child's Play features an inventive story with praises going to Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks and Alex Vincent.
(fr) wrote: quentin tarantino's "top gun" speech cameo at the end is the only great thing about this film. other than that, its nothing great of a film.