Lucky for me, I didn't have to review THE APPARITION in theaters, and it probably would have bored me stiff. Sure, Ashley Greene is pretty to look at- but she's not called on to do much here other than act scared, and occasionally don some skimpy lingerie (no complaints there). She seems to be a pretty limited actress, although I liked her in an indie called SKATETOWN, so maybe it's just the material. Given how lukewarm a thriller this is, you can't blame her. Ditto Sebastian Stan- coming off his turn as Bucky in CAPTAIN AMERICA.
Of the leads, only Tom Felton seems to really be trying, but again- he's severely limited by the material. Other than a surprisingly decent score by Tomandandy, THE APPARITION is absolutely indistinguishable from the scores of other PG-13 thrillers that haunt the multiplex, although at least this one eschew's the found-footage technique. Still- there are no real scares, and the premise- while not un-intriguing, doesn't really sustain itself. I'd suggest something like THE ENTITY for a real para-psychology styled thriller, or even the recent RED LIGHTS (although no spirits in that one).