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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, May 25, 2012

A Lonely Place To Die (2011)



Starring: Melissa George
Director: Julian Gilbey


Premise:
A group of friends mountain hiking when they find a young girl trapped. They rescue her and soon the kidnappers are on their tail wanting the girl back at all cost.

My Take:
I'm torn on this movie. About half of  the script is a fairly smart and refreshing take on an old cliche, which surprised me.
While the other half is sort of the typical action movie which I loathe. An example is the main character is climbing down a treacherous part of the mountain when she is hit in the shoulder by a falling rock causing her to plummet hundreds of feet through trees, hitting branches along the way, and into the river where nearly drowns but manages to get to surface just in time to jump up and run unscathed.  This is the stuff that drove me nuts.
Bonus points for great villains (almost slasher like in their mannerisms) and awesome cinematography. The scenic woods and mountains are beautiful.


Rating: In the middle






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