Bless the Child
"Bless the Child" is a fairly entertaining horror movie. Kim
Basinger stars as Maggie, a divorced psychiatric nurse who has
raised her niece, Cody, since she was an infant. (Cody's mother
Jenna, a drug addict, dumped her newborn baby with Maggie.) Cody
turns out to be a "special" child - doctors think she is autistic,
but actually she has magic powers. In fact, Cody was born to save
the world from evil.Now Maggie has to protect Cody from the sinister
devil worshippers who want to use her power for evil.
Wait, let me stop laughing before I finish this review.
Despite the hokey premise, "Bless the Child" isn't too poorly
structured. I was interested for at least the first half of the
movie, and I liked the actors. Basically the only problem with
this movie is the predictable, cookie-cutter plot (evil stalks
the world, like I never saw that before) and the blatant ending.
However, most of the characters were decently written, and some
of the action scenes were pretty cool (I liked the one where the
head fell off the dead body).
If you like bloody, gory horror movies, I'd recommend "Bless
the Child" - but I suggest you wait until it's out on video, or
at least only pay matinee prices.