20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.
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Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed.
"Phoenix Forgotten" (2017) found-footage horror film that didn't pan out.
"Phoenix Forgotten" (2017) has a couple of things going for it. The first is its use of real events as the MacGuffin for its found- footage horror story the 1997 mass UFO sighting in Arizona known as "The Phoenix Lights." The second is the young Chelsea Lopez in a lead role. She appears to be a gifted young actress, and she's astonishingly good here. (The script, too, does succeed in painting her adolescent protagonist as likable and identifiable.)
Those two things, however, do not save "Phoenix Forgotten" from being a mediocre movie. It's sometimes slow and occasionally even boring, despite the fact that it picks up quite a bit in its closing minutes.
It also feels far too much like a beat-for-beat remake of 1999's "The Blair Witch Project." Yes, it's a different sub-genre, with a science fiction plot device instead of a supernatural threat, and a desert setting instead of the Maryland forest. But its story, its conclusion and even its closing shots parallel that superior film very closely.
I'd rate this a 4 out f 10.
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