3 Different movies , Different Rate , Same Genre
Last week I had the chance to catch up with some of the movies that had been in my collection but I haven't the chance to see it....luckily last weekend I don't have much to do so I watched 3 movies(actually more but it didnt grab my intrest to review it).Funny part is, all 3 varies from good --> so-so --> corny,cheesy.So here they are ;
Cast: Ryan Merriman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Set six years after the original Final Destination film, the latest installment in the series centers around a high school senior who has a premonition of a fatal roller coaster accident involving herself and all her friends. When the premonition proves true, those who have “cheated death” and survived the accident are forced to deal with the repercussions of escaping their fate.
When I heard they are gonna make FD3, you know what was my reaction?....well i was very very happy about it.I loved the FD franchise.Though the 2nd one isn't as good as the first one...it does have its moments...i mean really, the starting scene...woah!!!Well enuff bout the 1st and 2nd, now on to the 3rd....The 3rd installment started out with a bang.What an awesome starting scene,I wouldnt say that I will be scared of a Roller Coaster after this, but....I will flashback to this scene when I'm riding one.Though not as shocking(try jawdropping) as the second...or thrilling as the first but the 3rd does live up to it's expectatation.The rest of the movie was just plain good freaking fun!
Acting wise ; it ain't as good as the previous but it didn't sux as much...oh u really have to see this one very idiotic typecast character...he(or she :>) was very very annoying till u'll wish he'll bite the dust really really early(god he was annoying...doesnt anyone believe in karma anymore?)...Oh and not to forget the bimbos....well these ladies own it, i trully believe that they are bimbos(great acting "UGH SHUT UP")...hot bimbos :P.Another good thing bout the movie though all the cast died in a really gruesome manner(in which i loveddddddd...emphasize on the ed), all deaths are really bloody and sick (the tanning bed comes to mind)
Storywise...I didn't give a flying F.., janji it delivers the guts, blood, gore and great storytelling...though I did laugh about the theories of Abraham Lincoln and the 911 tragedy (takyah lah mencuba)...
To close it up, FD3 was great fun, I rarely went like a girlish schoolgirl going "PULL THE FREAKING LEVEL PULL THE FREAKING LEVELLLLLLLL!!"...but I did here and for that, I think this movie deserve a plus plus. 3.5 out of 5
Cast : Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon
A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break
Finally! I got the chance to see Black Christmas before it will be officially remake-erm ed?This movie is considered a cult classic by many (also likewise by many), it's a Canadian made movie so it kinda wasn't widely known back then (70s ish), it's premise inspires scene of babysitter or whatever(janji wanita) being stalk/harrast by a killer through a phone...ergo SCREAM and When a Stranger Calls. It's kinda like the grandmother to these sort of phone - harrast plotline base stories.
It stars Olivia Hussey(IT , Romeo and Juliet to name a few) who is really a cutie and Margot Kidder from the Superman series fame.Both did their part well enuff but there is one particular scene that I think Olivia Hussey overdid it, other than that she's a cutie....(going lovey dovey)She was believable as the sweet,nice one of the group. As for Margot, she played a drunk...and she does look like a drunk..good job :)) . John Saxon again plays a detective like in the Nitemare series..oh and on the side note, whoever is the girl with the afro hairdo is...i really like her...she's nice...too bad her character got...oooops!
Storywise, considering it was those time type of movie...u can bet that it was slooowwwwww, my god was it slow.Luckily there was Olivia Hussey to grab my attention.But it was bleak and eerie at times...i give em that, the saiko freak was really...well saikotik(ejaan i know)!If i got a call from him I would have hung up instantly no question ask.
Basically the great thing bout this movie is that psycho and the last 15 minutes of the movie, the revealation of the killer peeking through the door was spooky, god those are look weird, other than that...it's a fair thriller...though unless i saw it in the 70s, maybe just maybe I would have said it was great,Black Christmas didn't age that well.3 out of 5
So here's to hoping the remake will rock.
Cast : Christopher Lee...tuh jer aku tau yg lain whoooooooooo?
An English anthropologist (Christopher Lee) discovered and brought along with him a stupid ass looking ape-shit on board of a train, what he doesn't know is that the ape-shit is still alive(just hibernating until some stupid ass anthropologist will discover him).Thus terror ensures on the horror express...with red eyes..stoopid glowing red eyes.
When I was young I strongly remember this one scene where a beautiful lady in green is strangled by an ape-shit and all of sudden her eyes went white..u know like blind.What I know is that scene and it involves a train...oh and not to forget I was scared shitless when I first saw it.
Then comes now, I discovered that the movie is entitled horror express (oh how original)..so I searched for it and guess what(poyo suh guess guess)I found it.Then when I saw it......oh god was it cheesy!Soooo very very very cheesy, the dialog was cheesy,the plot was cheesy, the ape-shit was cheesy, the characters were cheesy...and i'm not suprise if the train was made out of cheese.Malu weihhhh kecik2 takut tgk cerita nih....
Now let's talk about the cheese factor, the plot..ok listen to this...the onster is supposedly came from outer space before the earth is born...to bring havoc and chaos to people on the earth,through his oh so red and glowing eyes.With it's eyes it can transfer itself into another host,other than that it kills them because it suck their brain dry for information.Oh ask me how I know it came before earth was born....i jawab yeh.This one time they got hold of its eye and stick a needle into it to suck some of the juice out of it...then when they see the blood or whatever through a microscope....guess what they say..?Images...images of dinosous, and the planet from outerspace view...by this time I was laughing my ass off.
Now for the ape-shit, well considering it was from the 70s I will let it go...but the cast/characters...oh god they were funny.The funniest is this priest who goes on mumbling about god and stuff and suddenly just like that(after seeing what the ape-shit can do)he asked to become that ape's servent...now that was easy.It also doesn't help that the priest was annoying.On a scale from 1-10 he was a hard 10.
I end with, though it was cheesy, it was slightly entertaining, some scares here and there but nothing permanent damage was done.See it if u want to laugh or dont mind cheesy movie.
Well that's it toodles peps.