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The Ninth Gate

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VivianRose

The Ninth Gate
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Johnny Depp seems to be focusing on the supernatural is his latest movies. First, he played an astronaut who becomes an alien in The Astronaut's Wife. Then, he was a ghost investigator in Sleepy Hollow. Now, he's starring as a rare book dealer who runs into the devil in The Ninth Gate.

Of course, first he runs into the devil worshippers who summoned Satan in the first place. One wealthy and devoted cult member hires Depp to find out if his copy of The Ninth Gate, an instruction manual for devil worship, is authentic. (The book was originally published several centuries ago, and naturally is a rare, ancient, and expensive piece.)

Soon, attempts are made on Depp's life; several other people are more successfully done in. Depp decides the whole thing was a bad business deal and wants to quit, but his client insists he continue the research.

Although The Ninth Gate is slightly more interesting than End of Days or Stigmata, and Depp certainly is nice to look at (although the geeky glasses and clothes don't exactly lend appeal), The Ninth Gate is not a very appealing film with a supernatural theme.

My Rating = Two Stars


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