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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.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Following, Season 1 (2013)

 

Starring: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Natalie Zea, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry, Annie Parisse, Nico Tortorella



Premise:
A charasmatic serial killer activates a loyal following from his jail in order to get payback on the FBI agent who caught him and his ex-wife.

My Take:
Never I have watched a series which frustrated me no end yet constantly captivated me in the process. I love the idea behind the series but the execution is a whole other problem. And it falls on the writers. The plot is full cliches, carboard characters, actions and clues pop out just in the nick of time. The FBI (and other law enforcement officials) are morans who use technology at whim to find out a clue, then complete dismiss it to help them in other situations. The throw away cult members are all the same (psycho until they get caught, they get beaten on, break down, get tough again, then die). But the reason I stuck with the series in watching the two leads duke it out every week. Purefoy is amazing as the charming, pompus failed author/serial killer manipulating others to his every whim. Bacon brings more to his typical alcoholic, tormented ex-FBI agent with a single look than most actors on their best day. And these two are pure joy to witness.

Favortie Episode:
"Chapter One" -  The pilot kicks the whole thing in motion with a big bang and much promise by laying down the ground work for the series and giving the viewer an ample view into the past interactions of the two main characters.

Rating: In the middle





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