Movie Narrative: Captivity (2007)

The captivation of moving pictures is a source of tremendous inspiration.  For this reason and many more, RB28’s Movie Narratives, continues showing our love for movies with another movie narrative.  This week, Captivity (2007), will be converted into a narrative and subsequently highlighted.  It is implied that the blog reader reads the movie narrative, and then, he or she should watch the movie.  The effort is to give the blog reader, an enhanced experience.  RB28’s Movie Narratives, ends this movie narrative of Captivity (2007), with some Hollywood facts. 
Captivity (2007) is rated R.  Furthermore, it is 1 hour and 36 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the crime, mystery and thriller genre.  The official release date is July 13th, 2007.  The release date is for the Country of the United States of America.  The director was Roland Joffe.  The writers were Larry Cohen and Joseph Tura.  The officially recognized stars were Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies and Pruitt Taylor.  The list of the 11 most important cast members is as follows: 
  • Elisha Cuthbert (Jennifer).
  • Daniel Gillies (Gary Dexter).
  • Anelia Dyoulgerova (Waitress).
  • Olivia Negron (Spanish Woman).
  • Elijah Runcorn (Young Ben).
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince (Ben Dexter).
  • Michael Harney (Det. Bettiger).
  • Laz Alonso (Det. Ray Di Santos).
  • Maggie Damon (Det. Susan Luden).
  • Carl Paoli (Victim #1).
  • Trent Broin (Victim #2).

The synopsis follows.  Captivity (2007) is a fascinating horror movie about a team of killers.  An unknown, mysterious and brutal killer finishes off a victim; to begin this movie.  From there, serious and meticulous preparations start for the next victim.  Jennifer is a beautiful, young and popular fashion model.  Through the killer’s preparations, it is apparent that, Jennifer is an extremely popular fashion model.  The preparations are finished, and, Jennifer attends a nightclub by herself.  At the nightclub, the killer kidnaps Jennifer.  Jennifer wakes up in a cement room, and, she is being held in captivity.  Sometime into being held captive, Jennifer discovers that a man is sharing her faith in a room next to her room.  The man’s name is Gary Dexter.  The two victims of kidnapping and captivity pass time, and, they endure torture sessions.  Additionally, they develop a romantic bond with each other.  Furthermore, they also execute a disastrous escape attempt.  Ultimately, the house and killers always win.  It is revealed that the killer is Ben Dexter, Gary’s brother.  Director Roland Joffe does a fantastic job in making this movie, an entertaining experience.  The action is always captivating.  The writers do an equally fantastic job.  The Jennifer character is very believable, and, holds your attention throughout the movie.  The officially recognized stars contribute tremendously to this movie.  Furthermore, they all go well together in their scenes.  Special recognition is merited to Elisha Cuthbert for the Jennifer character.  Overall, this movie earns the rating of 7 out of 10. 
The movie narrative is as follows.  An unknown and mysterious killer has a victim restrained to a chair style table.  The victim is a man.  Furthermore, the unknown killer has made a body cast on the man’s upper body and head.  There are tubes that, enter the man’s nose.  The killer pours chemicals into the tubes.  The victim shakes, and, appears to die.  To finish the job, the killer beats the victim with a sledge hammer.  The killer starts to make preparations for the next victim.  Furthermore, the killer has several video tapes of a woman named, Jennifer.  The city is New York City.  Jennifer is a popular fashion model, and, she is at a photo shoot.  Additionally, someone is video taping Jennifer, for the killer.  Jennifer attends a party at a nightclub, by herself.  At the nightclub, Jennifer is being video taped.  It appears that, the killer placed a chemical in Jennifer’s drink.  In the nightclub, Jennifer finds a video camera.  The video camera is showing video of her.  The killer appears and kidnaps Jennifer.  Jennifer wakes up, and, she is being held in captivity in a room made up of cement walls.  The room has a giant poster of Jennifer.  Furthermore, it has everything that Jennifer needs, so that, she is there for a long time.  A steel cabinet compartment passes things from the outside.  Jennifer starts to destroy the room, and, the killer turns on a sleeping gas.  Jennifer wakes up, and, she is tied to a dentist style chair.  Furthermore, she watches a video of another woman being tortured through chemicals that, burn the skin.  Jennifer also watches the woman die.  The killer prepares to torture Jennifer in a similar way.  However, this time the chemicals were harmless, and, Jennifer wakes up in the cement room.  Furthermore, she removes make-up that, appears to be like burn marks.  Jennifer attempts to escape through the ventilation ducts, but, the killer re-captures her.  Jennifer wakes up tied to the chair.  The killer makes a milk shake of blood, eyes, ears and other body parts.  Additionally, he puts a funnel into Jennifer’s mouth, and, pours the blood milk shake into it.  Jennifer drinks everything, and, she also falls asleep.  Jennifer wakes up in the cement room.  Furthermore, she discovers a glass section that, divides the room.  The glass is painted black.  Additionally, she sees a man in the other room.  The man and Jennifer start to talk to each other.  They find a vent section in the wall.  They start to pass time talking to each other.  The killer prepares a scrap book about the torture session.  The scrap book also has comic book style drawings.  The killer also shows video of Jennifer doing interviews, on the television.  The killer enters the cement room, and, he puts Jennifer to sleep.  Furthermore, he puts Jennifer in a glass chamber.  Sand starts to fill the glass chamber, whilst, Jennifer still inside of it.  The man, who is next to Jennifer’s room, sees what is happening.  The man’s name is Gary Dexter.  Gary breaks a hole in the ceiling, and, rescues Jennifer.  They quickly attempt an escape.  They enter a room, and, quickly discover a mutilated dead body in a bath tub.  They run and continue with the escape attempt.  They find the killer’s car, and, crash through the garage door.  Unfortunately, the car is equipped with sleeping gas, and, the killer turns it on.  Jennifer and Gary are successfully re-captured.  Jennifer wakes up tied to a chair.  Jennifer’s dog is hanging from a cage.  Additionally, she has access to a shotgun that, is pointing at her dog.  The killer has a shotgun pointed at Jennifer’s head.  Jennifer has to kill her dog, if she wants to live.  Jennifer kills her dog and lives.  Gary is in his room, and, they start to talk to each other.  Jennifer changes into a dress, and, puts on make-up.  The killer opens the door, which divides their rooms, and lets them be together.  The killer plays videos, through the television, of torture sessions.  The killer captures Gary.  Furthermore, he enters the room for Jennifer.  Both are tied to an individual chair, and, they face each other.  They watch a video of a woman in bed with her son.  Furthermore, the video shows the woman lying in bed high from drugs.  Finally, the video shows the son stabbing his mother to death.  The killer appears, and, pulls out one of Gary’s teeth with pliers.  The killer puts Gary and Jennifer in the same room.  They spend time together, and, have sexual intercourse.  The killer passes through the cement room, and, he enters a secret door.  The secret door takes the killer to a part of the building that, looks like a house or residence.  Gary Dexter wakes up, and, he accesses a secret door.  Furthermore, he continues walking, and, he enters another door.  This door takes him to a residential part of the building.  Gary sits down, and, he watches the video of the boy who killed his mother.  However, this time the video shows a second boy watching the murder.  Gary Dexter enters the bathroom and Ben Dexter, his brother, is in the bath tub.  They start to talk like friends.  It results that, the killer is Ben Dexter.  Ben is a fat man, but, he looks skinny as the killer.  Gary Dexter is part of the murder every single time.  Gary receives pleasure from the hero sex, as he calls it.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  You have to watch to see, how this movie ends.
The movie narrative of the feature film, Captivity (2007), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The countries of origin are the United States of America and Russia.  The official language is English.  There are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  Russia, March 1, 2007; Spain, March 9, 2007; UK, June 22, 2007 and France, August 8, 2007.  There are 7 filming locations, in total, for this movie.  The locations include the following:  the Country of Russia; Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, Russia; the Country of the United States of America; Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. and New York City, New York, U.S.A.  There is box office data for this particular movie.  The original budget is estimated at $17 million USD.  The opening weekend, that is listed, is June 22, 2007 and for the U.K.  On its opening weekend, this movie made £329,193 GBP.  This movie is closed in theatres on July 27, 2007.  The gross profits that, are reported are, $2,626,800.  The production companies are Captivity Productions, Foresight Unlimited, Russian American Movie Company and RAMCO.  There are several distributors for this particular movie.  Some of the distributors include; After Dark Films (USA), Lionsgate (USA), Optimum Releasing (UK), Roadshow Films (Australia) and TFM Distribution (France).
To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was Captivity (2007).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when we highlight another movie. 


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