In 2009, the movie Orphan hit theaters and successfully spread terror on the dwarves who devastated a family. Feeling the need for an original story about how dwarves could survive, director William Brent Bell, ultimately decided to make a prequel to the film in the psychological-horror genre.
The story in Orphan: First Kill is set 2 years before the events of Orphan (2009). It was Leena Klammer (Isabelle Fuhrman) who became the main character in this film. She is a very dangerous dwarf woman and can manipulate the situation with her condition and bring terror to people.
Summary Orphan: First Kill
- Release year 2022
- Genres Crime , Drama , Horror
- Produce Dark Castle Entertainment , Entertainment One
- Director William Brent Bell
- Cast: Isabelle Fuhrman Julia Stiles Rossif Sutherland Hiro Kanagawa Matthew Finlan
Leena Klammer (Isabelle Fuhrman) is a 31-year-old woman with a super rare hormonal disorder called hypopituitarism. The disorder makes Leena look more like a 9-year-old than an adult woman. He is known for his horrific crimes.
This resulted in him being admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the Saarne Institute in Estonia. Once, a woman named Anna (Gwendolyn Collins) who is an art therapist is asked to work there. But Anna saw Leena’s behavior as horrible as a psychopath. Finally, he stepped back.
Taking advantage of Anna’s return to the city center, Leena devised a strategy to escape the Institute by luring the cell guards and killing them and creating chaos at the main entrance of the building. After escaping by hiding in Anna’s car, he kills the poor woman and gets into action.
He searched the list of missing children who looked like him, and succeeded. Leena found an American girl named Esther Albright missing in 2003. She also stole the child’s identity and sought police attention so it could be returned to her ‘parents’. myself in the United States.
Arriving in Darien, Connecticut, a wealthy artist named Allen Albright (Rossif Sutherland) and his wife, Tricia (Julia Stiles) are shocked to learn that their missing child has been taken by detective Donnan (Hiro Kanagawa). find. Finally, Tricia went to the American embassy in Moscow to meet Esther.
After meeting Esther, Tricia takes her ‘daughter’ home. But while on the plane, Tricia gets a little suspicious when Esther forgets that her grandmother is dead. As soon as the plane landed, Esther immediately met her father, Allen and brother Gunnar (Matthew Finlan).
Long time no see his prodigal son, Allen is very happy and finally his life of guilt is slowly recovering. But Tricia still can’t fully accept her daughter who sometimes behaves strangely, like there’s something hidden from her.
One family was also amazed at Esther’s ability to draw beautifully, although Gunnar remembers vividly that his sister could not draw at all. Tricia is once again under suspicion especially when Dr. Segar (Samantha Walkes) notices that Esther’s memory is lost.
It turns out that Tricia is not the only one feeling this suspicion, Detective Donnan also feels there is something strange in Esther so he constantly follows Esther wherever she is and this causes Esther to panic because of personal anxiety. Her identity will be revealed. and she was arrested and sent back to a mental hospital.
Detective Donnan seizes the opportunity to get Leena’s fingerprints from an original Esther toy vinyl when Allen and Tricia go to a charity gala and Gunnar is partying with his friends. Leena knew the story did not stay silent and followed Detective Donnan.
He set out to kill the Detective. He fakes his existence by turning on the faucet so that when Allen and Tricia get home, they will think his son is in the shower. As soon as Tricia gets home and goes to Esther’s room, she finds a book that reveals Leena’s true identity.
Tricia was shocked out of the game. He then follows Leena, who is trying to kill Detective Donnan. Leena was taken aback when Tricia arrived and shot the Detective. It turns out that Tricia also has a secret that Detective Donnan must not reveal. Instead of capturing Leena, Tricia used the psychotic woman.
It turns out that Tricia accidentally killed Esther when the girl had a big fight with Gunnar. Esther’s death was fabricated by saying the child was missing. It was something he was keeping a secret but his plan failed when Leena arrived as Esther. They also made a deal.
But Tricia instead tries to kill Leena as soon as Allen visits a gallery. Leena tried to escape but was recaptured and handed over to Tricia by the police. There was a plot to kill each other. Leena kills Gunnar and kills Tricia.
Tricia, who found out her son was dead, was furious. His fight with Leena burned down their house and the two chased each other to the roof. Allen, who returned on suspicion that something had happened at his residence, found them hanged and immediately helped him.
Unfortunately, Tricia slips and falls to her death, while as soon as she saves Leena, Allen learns that the woman is not his child because of loose dentures and an increasingly old face. While trying to explain, Allen slipped and fell and died. With no guilt, Leena reverted to being Esther.
Social services feel sad for the life of Esther, who is said to have just met her family after being kidnapped and now her family is dead. This led social services to send ‘Esther’ to an orphanage, and Esther was waiting for her adoptive family to become another victim.
Orphan: First Kill movie review
If you have to compare which Orphan movies are worth watching, chances are many viewers will say that 2009’s Orphan is better than the prequel. The horror idea painstakingly crafted by the 2009 film’s screenwriter, Alex Mace, specifically, must end badly in this film.
The plot presented is extremely messy because the plot change causes the psychopaths in this movie to multiply and attack each other. Not to mention that there are many scenes that feel suspended, so we’ll have to think about what that means. No wonder the movie Orphan: First Kill received a lot of harsh criticism.
Confused with the character
The 2009 movie Orphan really annoyed the audience and wanted to kill Esther’s character; but when watching this movie, the feeling of wanting to kill the character fades a bit, instead it tends to feel apologetic towards him. This is because the character Esther aka Leena in the movie is actually used by Tricia and Gunnar.
Leena is forced to become Esther even though she no longer wants to be in the family just to save Tricia the great secret of Esther’s true death. Even Leena was killed to silence her. Instead of being a horror movie for ‘Esther’, this movie is more like Esther’s struggle for life in the residence of other monsters.
This 99-minute film should have a compelling plot, but unfortunately this is like the plot in a soap opera that has to end in a hurry and kill off the characters; this is how the characters die is super ridiculous and not because of Esther/Leena.
Plus the fact that Isabelle Fuhrman is forced to look younger, the face is a bit weird and we can’t enjoy her ‘innocent’ face like in the 2009 Orphan movie. Overall, the movie Orphan: First Kill is Bacaterus gave it a score of 2/5. For those of you who watched, do you agree?
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