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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Last Circus (2010)

AKA: Balada Triste de Trompeta

Director: Álex de la Iglesia


My Take:
The story in this film is far more detailed than the synopsis. You never know which road it heads down.
The movie starts with the violence of war with the main character as child when he loses his father who is a famous clown. Then it moves through a touching part dealing with the main character as an adult as he plays the role of the "The Sad Clown" and falls in love with a ballerina who is beaten by her boyfriend "The Happy Clown". Then it finishes up with outrageous, over the top violence as the two clowns, both now disfigured, fight for the love of the ballerina only to end up in tragedy.
This is another awesome film Alex de la Iglesia, proving once again he one of the more interesting directors making films today.

Rating: So Good

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