The movie is about an 8-year old child who is behaving violently and just not at all like kids at his age. The mother was worried about her son. It was revealed that the boy was possessed by a Romanian serial killer through an incarnation.
This film was wow I mean involving a child. That is just way too risky in my opinion. I love how the movie made every element relevant and everything was connected to each other. For example, the woman at the beginning of the film was an important factor in the development of the character who possesses Miles because it turns out she was the entire reason why the serial killer came back from the dead and possess an 8-year-old boy. I do have a problem with this movie being only 90 minutes long. It should’ve been longer to allow for more drama, thicker plots, intense scenes, etc.
Overall I think this movie really hit a home run and I think there is going to be a sequel. This movie took some risks and I didn’t think it would do well because it involves a child. It kind of reminds me of Sinister and Sinister 2. Sinister 1 did not involve children being violent, it was more about mystery, and it did well because of Ethen Hawk. It was only towards the end it was revealed that t was the children that killed their own family. Sinister 2 was all about 2 kids that were brainwashed to kill their own family. A horror movie involving kids killing their own family would not do so well.
Back to The Prodigy, the child in that film was very integral to the movie’s success. The young actor did a great job in the film because he was so damn creepy. For example, he speaks foreign languages, and he spills out strong words like “we’re gonna die too” things that no kid should say and it really captures the audience it makes them think woooh he should not be saying that. The old man. If the movie was longer than 90 minutes, say 2 and a half hours, the movie could have been more intense and we might have seen the old man following the mom and Miles to the lady’s place and intervene somehow. I think that the movie could have been better if it were longer and I think that we will see a sequel.