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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.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Straw Dogs (2011)

Starring: Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, James Wood, Alexander Skarsgard, Dominic Purcell, Walton Goggins, Rhys Coiro
Director: Rod Lurie


Premise:
A couple returns to the wife's small, home town in the Southern US. Soon they find the marriage being strained and a group of locals trying to bully them into their way of doing things. Not long after, conflicts arise and the couple makes a stand.

My Take:
The movie is well acted by a great cast but the script can decide what it wants to be. So many of the characters actions dont make sense. The wife is raped but acts like nothing happened (kind of). The husband is a pacifist but being shot at doesn't set him off and his wife getting attacked doesn't set him off. Instead he makes a stand after he hits the local guy who's mentally challenged, and accidentally kills a girl, with his car and the local mob is outstand his house wanting blood. The move is frustrating to say the least. This is no where even close to outstanding Sam Peckinpah original.

Rating:Warning





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