Review: 'Vanishing On 7th Street' 'Two Jews On Film' Say Stay Far Away From This One (Video)
'Vanishing on 7th Street' is directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinest) and stars Hayden Christenson, (Luke) Thandie Newton(Rosemary) and John Leguizamo(Paul). An unexplained blackout plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness. By the time the sun rises, only a few people remain, surrounded by heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening dark shadows.
Luke, Rosemarie and Paul each find their way to a rundown bar where they're greeted by a boy, James(newcomer Jacob Latimore) holding a shotgun. James informs the trio that his mother manages the place, she's gone for a help and will be back any minute. She told James to keep an eye on the gasoline powered generator. That's the only thing keeping the lights on. The bar is stockpiled with food and drink making it the last refuge in the deserted city.
With the daylight beginning to disappear completely and large whispering shadows surrounding the survivors, they soon discover that the enemy is the darkness itself and only the few remaining light sources can keep them safe. As darkness closes in, their only choice, is to leave the bar and find a way out of the city.
Sounds like a great premise...Unfortunately the writer, Anthony Jaswinski was clueless when he came to executing the script. The characters aren't very interesting, there are only a couple really scary moments, the story is underdeveloped and the ending...well let's just say this is one of the lowest bagel awards the 'Two Jews On Film' have ever given a movie. 'Vanishing On 7th Street' opens in theaters, Friday February 18, 2011.