One of the best & innovative found footage you'll ever see! (by amey_sharma)
First of all, don't get yourself fooled by the stupid reviews with 1 star or even with the rating below 5. I've seen this movie almost thrice now. And is one of the best found footage movies you'll ever see. Let me tell you why:1. The movie has come up with all new genre of found footage, through Google Glass. This is so innovative that you get to see the whole movie through the glass. Hence the camera shots are crystal clear & most stable out of found footage out there. 2. The outstanding cinematography of Jerusalem city. You'd just fall in love & wish to get to the <more>
locations where movie happens. E.g. the hotel where they stay & the top view of whole city be seen from the place where they party. 3. Acting is fairly decent for all the cast members. Whether it is main female actors or Omer who's local guide & owner of the hotel. It feels natural, not overacted. 4. The horror elements: There is an amazing tension maintained in the movie from beginning. And you eventually get to the event where everything starts falling apart. You hardly get time to take off your eyes off screen. 5. Visual effects: I'm not sure about the budget of the film, but they have done an excellent job with visuals. They look real & that's a victory for the film. 6. Background music & score: On par with the story & relevant to the shots. Enough to shock at some instances.Apart from this, there are only few shots like "mighty giants" which are far too unbelievable but they are for seconds so avoidable. Again, I'm sure people here misguide a lot so don't miss the movie & I'm sure you'll be thrilled to watch this one. Kudos!
Full of mystery, Jeruzalem is no ordinary horror movie " cliché " , its a movie to reflect on deeper issues that go far beyond the zombies and monsters that appear in most horror movies. Jeruzalem is movie whose scenario and plot was chosen and developed with perfection and attention to the local religious stories and, no doubt, is an invitation to reflect about the importance of faith and respect, regardless of religion and culture. The dated events, the use of technological mechanisms , the facility has been carefully crafted for a viewer's immersion in the historical part of <more>
the film and certainly makes us want to watch again and again . You can expect many surprises in this film including the fact that, our concepts of life begin to have a greater range after this movie . is very worthwhile seeing but , paying too much attention on details and teachings.
I don't understand why people hate this movie. To me, its the most enjoyable 90min ever since for the following reason. I love zombie movie！Very entertaining type of movie to watch, especially in the scope of a smart glass. What a brilliant idea! You can monitor two universe at the same time, the one that actress is looking at and the messages that glass provided to you. I like when Sarah is about to give "Indiana" a , and "Indiana" is making fun of her brother's picture at her smart glass, which make her angry and doesn't give him a. So funny....Anyway, they <more>
did it eventually, and I want to give Danielle Jadelyn a thumb up! Most beautiful actress I have ever seen! The second reason I love the movie is, It's a great tourist guide!!I have always wanted to go to Jerusalem, for culture and other stuff. And the movie shows us all the great place of Jerusalem! Just like a VR experience, with out go there, I have already had an idea of the city. I highly recommend to make this move into a VR version. which would be more entertaining!!!
if you are a fan of found footage style horror films its worth a watch, The film deserves a higher rating than it currently has.It's a sharp film, shot as though through Google glass belonging to one of the main characters, a camera view that surprisingly works really well! The film, set with an authentic feeling of the old city of Jerusalem, has solid cinematography, graphics, and of course contains some creepy biblical demonic creatures like a found footage should. Being more critical, one might note that like many films in the genre, not all of the acting was up to par, but that <more>
doesn't stop the film from being engaging and fun to watch.* full disclosure: A major plus of the film is it does a great job depicting beautiful views in Jerusalem - the city I just so happen live in, so I'm definitely biased .
Better than most found footage (by embracing_silence)
I don't really much care for found footage, but this one had a neat enough synopsis to get me to watch it. I appreciate the camera not being grainy and hard to see what's going on. Everything is pretty high definition. Movies about the apocalypse and biblical apocalypses never really show you what the end of the world is like, or the demonic creatures that rise to attack humanity. Most of the time they're either human or just never shown. I'm looking at you, Red State. This is the type of movie I have been waiting to see. This is a very fun watch if you're a big horror <more>
movie fan, found footage fan, etc etc. For the parts I didn't much care for: This could have been a great movie, in my opinion, if it wasn't found footage. It works for some parts, but not all of them. It's no fun when you can't really see what's going on. The main character is also a bit annoying. She makes dumb choices, but the most irritating thing to me was when she was hiding from demons... and kept whimpering very loudly. I know you would be scared of a demon lurking in the dark, looking for you, but 99% of people would know to shut up and not make any noise. She doesn't make smart decisions the entire movie. It could have been a found footage movie without her, and I would have enjoyed it more. All in all, it's a fun watch and I liked the designs of the demons.
I really don't get the bad reviews ... I gave it 8, a little too much perhaps, but if for nothing else, then to counterbalance the sh*tty rep it received. It's horror, it's found footage, it's got biblical references. So far so good, like a score of other films, but JeruZalem delivers way better than average of said movies on all the usual dimensions. In addition we have a rather fresh take on things, the glass idea works like a charm and explains wonderfully why "the camera" is always on. Realistic dialogue and slow building up, where we get to know the characters <more>
and "smell" the atmosphere of the city I rarely feel as if I am really there, but I did with this one . Some hints at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seen in the tensions between IDF and Muslim characters , the feeling of increasing danger and imminent doom, which is there all the way from the start, but growing slowly and unstoppable. The effects are great, and for those who pay attention throughout, the appearance and behavior of the monsters follow logically if that word can be used here . The missing brother background story has it's purpose as well, and the complaints about protagonist fall on hollow ground: She is acting realistically, and if you take into account her behavior early in the film, what she is doing when the horror is setting in for real is no surprise. Great movie!
Decent horror movie (by steven-loontjens-94-440406)
This movie gets too much bad reviews so I want to counter it with my review... this is a great horror movie, decently build up, good special effects those winged creatures are creepy as hell and the acting wasn't too bad either. Jerusalem is a great setting for a movie about resurrection and judgement day, with three of the main religions being together in that single city. A few little mistakes and a few predictable twists but apart from that, it's a movie to enjoy in a dark room... Cloverfield-style! I wasn't sure about this title but now I'm sure to add it to my <more>
collection because of the frightening moments. 8/10 so watch this one!
The letter "z" in the title of Jeruzalem made me suspect it was going to be a typical zombie movie, but with a different cultural "taste" and exotic millennial locations, very different to the monotonous woods and suburbs usually employed by this kind of films. Fortunately, co-directors and co-screenwriters Doron and Yoav Paz made something much more ambitious, creating an innovative tale about religious prophecies, portals to hell and occasional echoes of "kaiju" cinema. Even the "found footage" format found a credible justification with the <more>
"lenses-camera" used by one of the main characters in order to correct her sight problems; in that way, the footage gains a new dimension, and it also contributes to the narrative with its useful function of face recognition, displaying names and biographies of persons the main characters meet during their fateful trip through Israel. The first two thirds of Jeruzalem consist on the gradual immersion of the two main characters into the tourist "underground" of Jerusalem, where they meet new friends at a juvenile hostel, visit local markets and, of course, assist to bars with lights and music as in any modern city. Occasionally, on a very gradual way, we find out the prophecies and religious context which will take preponderance during the final third, when the terrifying events are unleashed. Small SPOILER: the catastrophe which strikes Jerusalem includes the resurrection of the dead, not like traditional zombies, but something more imaginative and consistent with the religious subjects handled by the screenplay. In fact, I'm not even sure whether "zombie" is the right word. Besides, the characters are much more pleasant than the hateful louts we find in many horror films. On the negative side, there occasionally appear some "found footage" clichés in the last third, such as unnecessary discussions and convenient "technical glitches" of the camera. Nevertheless, Jeruzalem ended up being quite a pleasant surprise, mainly because of its ambition, enigmatic mythology and the vision displayed by the Paz brothers. In summary, a very entertaining experience which attempted something different to what we are accustomed. Besides, Jeruzalem can be taken as an unusual tourist guide through Jerusalem, explored through a modern perspective which doesn't sacrifice the reverence for its illustrious past. This confirms the potential of shooting in real places, instead of poor simulations in Bulgaria or Canada.