Racism collides with corporate greed when nine strangers are trapped in a Wall Street elevator, and one of them has a bomb. They will do anything to survive.
ELEVATOR goes nowhere. The story seems to be as stuck as the actual elevator was. There is really no reason as to why the elevator was stuck it just was. This story has many holes and not much of anything.
The comedian in the story wasn’t funny. Saying cheesy joke trough out the story with not one of them being funny. The story moves extremely slow. It feels like a 30 minute short was stretched to its hour and a half time. None of the characters are really likable. There is no reason to care for any of them. The further the movie progresses the less actually happens. There’s a bratty girl whom could have possibly been the main attention of the story but fades away half way through the film. She has much to do with the beginning of the story but after a while just stays in a corner. A discontent older female could have taken the lead but she too loses steam. Although contributing to the main part of the story by having a bomb strapped to her. Yes the main part comes half way through the film when it is discovered that there is a time bomb on the elevator. Drastic measures are taken to resolve the problem but nothing really goes well with that. There’s not much to do when trapped in an elevator. The owner of the building is trapped in the elevator a well and for having such an important person on an elevator with a bomb, no one seems to really want to help. The bomb scare and all scares through the movie never seem to really amount to anything. The fake scares never really seem to grow to anything.
ELEVATOR tries to stimulate any kind of reaction out of an audience with no real results. There is absolutely no real terror or thrills in this film. There could have been such a psychologically thrilling plot, but there is so much left untouched. This movie I would skip if I could.
I give ELEVATOR… 1 out of 5 popcorns. Not much horror, no suspense, and not many thrills.