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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Divide (2011)



Starring: Michael Beihn, Laura German, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance,
Director: Xavier Gens


Premise: 
A group of tenants take shelter from a nuclear attack in an apartment building basement. As the days pass by, the individuals of the group start breaking down.


My Take:
Two words comes to mind - dark and depressing.
A simple premise is taken to the extremes by an excellent cast and a fine director and a story which feels very plausible.
I also enjoyed the editing of the movie. In times of crisis the rapid fire cuts made the situation seem more chaotic and the long takes helped intensify the human drama when needed.


Rating: So Good







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