THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
Release Date: January 25, 2002
Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney,
Will Patton, Debra Messing, &
Audience: Teenagers & adults
Runtime: 119 minutes
Distributor: Screen Gems/Warner Bros.
Director: Mark Pellington
Executive Producer: Terry Tennebaum, Richard S.
Wright & Terry McKay
Producer: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi &
Writer: Richard Hatem
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Warner Bros., Inc.
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Two years later, John mysteriously ends up in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, miles away from where he was supposed to be. When the woman sheriff there tells him that the townspeople have been seeing strange visions similar to Mary’s drawings, John stays to investigate. John learns that the townspeople may be seeing visions of the mysterious Mothman, who only shows up when a significant disaster is about to strike. Mothman’s prediction of 99 people dying comes true (in a plane crash), so John begins to believe that a disaster will strike Point Pleasant very soon. He tries to prevent it.
THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES is not very dramatically satisfying, although it may pique people’s curiosity since it’s based on a true disaster story. It offers no explanation as to what Mothman could be, but it alleges that the supernatural creature is omniscient. The movie claims that mankind is not meant to have an explanation for every strange phenomenon. Thus, the movie’s occult worldview is not likely to satisfy those interested in such things.
THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES is an unsatisfying supernatural thriller that offers no explanation as to what Mothman could be. The movie claims that mankind is not meant to have an explanation for every strange phenomenon. Thus, its occult worldview likely will disappoint even those who are interested in such ungodly subjects.