Released on February 8 from the producers of Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Prodigy takes you inside the mind of an unordinary child. Miles (Jackson Robert Scott), was born with different colored eyes, and intellectually develops much faster than his classmates, and teachers don’t seem to have an explanation why. When Miles turns 8, his parents Sarah (Taylor Schilling) and John (Peter Mooney) start to notice that Miles is starting to act strangely.
Miles, who was a bright cheerful boy starts becoming violent and loses sympathy for others. Sarah, a loving mother who strongly shows in the film that she only wants the best for her son, eventually reaches out to a psychiatrist for help. We learn that Miles has an evil reincarnated soul within him, and eventually, the two souls will become one. But why did the evil soul choose Miles, and what does this soul want? In the film, we see just how far a mother will go to save her son’s soul, and we find out if Miles is saved from the corruption within, that he has no control over.
This film was more suspenseful than scary, to say the least. The story plot is interesting and unlike something, audiences have seen in the last few years. There’s no doubt that this film is engaging, with its minimal jump moments and moments of humor, the film takes you through different emotions. However, the ending was a hit or miss depending on your taste. Other’s say the ending ruins the movie, but in my opinion, it was a major plot twist.
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