Phoenix Forgotten

2017

Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller

52
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 3483

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Mackenzie Firgens as Newscaster
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1hr 27 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 27 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by npowell-25851 6 / 10

Not great, but enjoyable enough.

I thought I would hate this movie when I saw the trailer. I've been fooled before by found footage horror movies about people going to a secluded place in search of the supernatural, yadah yadah yadah. Usually they're terrible, but I saw this one and was pleasantly surprised. My biggest complaint is that the part of the movie focusing on the documentarian who has found this footage, the real meat of the movie, isn't very engaging at all. Half of the movie focuses on 3 kids trying to find proof of aliens, but we are gradually shown this story through the story of the main kid's sister uncovering the footage. Whenever it cut back to the sister, I just wanted to get back to the main plot. However, the long setup is very much worth the payoff at the very end. This is a slow burn film that takes a while for the important events to happen, but the final act of the film is well worth the wait. I don't often get scared by horror movies, but the ending of this films kind of terrified me. Paranoia slowly builds until we're treated to a very tense ending that gives enough closure to satisfy but also leaves a few things to the imagination. Phoenix forgotten isn't fantastic, but for what it's worth, it's much better than most of the other formulaic horror movies studios are currently cranking out. It's well acted and produced, and I liked it. Don't be expecting to much, but if you're in the mood for a good UFO movie, I'd recommend it.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 3 / 10

forget it

Sophie Bishop returns to Phoenix. It was 20 years earlier that UFOs interrupted her 6th birthday party. Her older brother Josh pursued the UFO with friends, Ashley and Mark. They go missing soon after. In present day, Josh's old footage is found and Sophie follows the investigation.

The present day stuff is lacking any tension. It's circling the old footage. It would be more compelling to play all of the old footage first. At least, there is an expected payoff with the found footage and that gives them some tension. The footage could lead to some questions, and present day Sophie could follow in their footsteps to find some ultimate answer. As it stands, the found footage is fine and present day Sophie is lackluster.

Reviewed by spikebeast-8 9 / 10

Criminally underrated found footage gem

I may be a little biased, being from southern Arizona myself, but upon first hearing of this 2017 flick I was skeptical. I'm not the biggest fan of the nauseating genre, but this one is certainly different.. I made an account for the first time just to leave this review.

If you're into found footage, you probably know about the cheesy scares, disorientating cameraman, and bad acting. However, this one has some excellent pacing, decent acting that isn't a distraction for once, and honestly, one of the best payoffs for a FF film I've ever seen. Honestly had me on the edge of my seat. Some absolutely stunning effects are used and I can't grasp why this film doesn't have more attention in a positive way. It's certainly better than As Above, So below, The Pyramid, and god forbid The Gallows. Remember that hot trash? Yeah, don't forget Ridley Scott worked on this one. MR. Alien.

(spoilers?) Of course this film isn't perfect, none are. But I'm no film student, and I like movies like the first Transformers. I know when things aren't up to par, but as far as specifics, it's gotta be BAD for me to pick up the first time. There's some questionable effects (planes flying VERY low to a house) and cheesy acting from side characters not important to the plot - but it's all very quick. Scenes featuring abduction have that classic sped up 'jump' motion you catch in a lot of new age horror, but it's not a terrible effect altogether.

Just minor complaints from me here. Being from AZ and a regular of Phoenix, it was fascinating to see a scary movie centered around home, and done shockingly well compared to other FF trash. I PROMISE this one is worth a watch, everyone I've personally showed it to thinks it's great. The documentary style and INSANE amounts of effort making the 90's footage look authentic, literally just blows my mind. Lots more work went into this than usual FF and it's very obvious and well done, in my opinion, I appreciate it so much.

Also, I freakin' love aliens, lmao.

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