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Disappearance (2002)



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This dumb TV movie is the epitome of words without music. It's also a great lesson in how ineffective a movie is at whatever it tries if the characters aren't strong enough to relate to and the action and dialogue not sensible enough to be believable. Disappearance mechanically cycles through every cliche ever used in a "stuck in a spooky ghost town removed from civilization" story. The characters are pretty much slaves to cliches, whether or not it makes a shred of sense. If it's time for a character to go off alone without telling anybody for no reason in particular, by golly, he's going to do it. The worst part is the explanation for all the mysterious events that occur along the way is the most senseless of all.