What’s “Hypnotic” About?
A detective (Ben Affleck) investigates a mystery surrounding his missing daughter – and a Top-Secret Government Program.
Does Hypnotic Hypnotize?
Hypnotic was such an intriguing film that very much surprisingly caught me off guard with its “killer plot twist” that I did not see coming – AT ALL!! It’s always rather difficult for me to say this, but if its true …then its true and I write the harsh and ugly truth no matter what! Truth is truth in my book! With Hypnotic being such a low-budget & not very well advertised, I was highly impressed with the fact that the film tricked me! For almost each and every single low budget film, the plot is easily figured out or displayed; predictable. NOT so the case with this film. I only wish that the film could have been more in tune with the plot and had more well-known actors in it than just Ben Affleck. Certainly, he can stand in a film alone just in his name, but having a partner or two helps as well. The brutal and very vicious attacks throughout the film just had me speechless – I wasn’t expecting those at all!
Ben Affleck Gets Hypnotized…
Very gruesome, gory, close up, and just plain over the top! As the movie progresses on, we can find out more about Danny Rourke and why he is so obsessed with finding his daughter’s abductors. He meets an hypnotic that can give him some insight on hypnotics and how to fight them off, but then there is a block that he is putting up without it that is preventing the 1 person that can help him locate his daughter – and that one person is Diana Cruz. This film is more of a psychological thriller to me than just a regular old drama. Yes!!! There is drama in the movie; lots & lots of drama, but the way that these hypnotics try to infiltrate your mind to get you to do just about almost anything is beyond terrifying!
Do You Want To Walk With A Hypnotist?
You know something …its very strange how you very frequently hear people uses the terms or phrases similar to this movie in real life – catch phrases such as: you’re easily influenced; you’re under the spell of someone; you’re smitten by; you are under the influence of someone; or you can be very easily persuaded; you are a weak-minded person. And there are so many more just like the few that I have just listed and do you know the ONE thing that all of these phrases have in common? Come on now – you can tell me – its the fact that they are all highly suggestible hypnotic phrases where if anyone were to be told these phrases in THIS move, they are likely to be hypnotized by a hypnotic like so many individuals were in this movie and got them to do whatever and whenever.
Breaking Into The Minds of Millions!
It was so scary to see in this movie how the main protagonist go inside of dozens of people’s minds and convinced them they were harmful and very ruthless and dangerous people and instructed them to kill and murder and do his bidding for him! Could you imagine living in a world where your mind was an actual prison and you were trapped inside and there was nothing to get you out? Literally, you would be too far gone and nothing could save you or recover you!
Trav’s Conclusions on Hypnotic
You could NOT come back once your mind was infiltrated. You would not have control of your own damn mind – you would do whatever you had to do to complete the task that the hypnotist tasked you to do. If you were chained to a fence because someone chained you to stop you – you would chew your own arm off to get out in order to complete to the task or mission that you were told to do., That is how it was in this movie! REAL STUFF! NO LIE! NO JOKE! Can you even imagine?