After a failed childbirth, a married couple seeks to adopt a child to add to their loving family. They meet Esther, an orphan who seems to be the perfect child. Esther has impeccable manners, and appears to be the perfect child, instantly winning over the hearts of the married couple. They bring her into their home, hoping that she will be a loving addition to the family, but she turns to be anything but! The family finds themselves at each others throats, their family bond broken, all at the hands of the evil addition that they so willingly brought into their loving home.
At first glance, I thought "Orphan" was going to contain a recycled storyline, taken from the likes of "The Omen" and "The Good Son". Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the overall outcome of "Orphan". It had a suspenseful storyline that kept you wondering and intrigued, and while the ending wasn't a perfect one, it was very revealing and wrapped up the story fairly well. Esther was a well-written character, one that kept you in awe of the level of knowledge that she possessed at such a young age, but at the same time in shock of the horrific acts she committed, without any hesitation what-so-ever. All in all I have to say that "Orphan" was a really good film, earning it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. It far exceeded my expectations, but then again my expectations were not that high. Definitely worth the view.