Pontypool: 8/10This movie really took me by surprise. I watched it without knowing anything about it apart from the Netflix synopsis, and I'd suggest you do the same. This is definitely one that going in with very little prior knowledge of the plot is a good thing, as knowing too much would spoil the suspense somewhat. It was a lot of fun trying to piece things together as it went along. But the basic story is that a down-on-his-luck radio personality in Ontario encounters some strange callers during his morning show. It is a slow-burn style indie horror film that has some pretty great payoff once things get rolling. It's well acted, tells a simple story very well, and is suuuuuper creepy at times. I definitely recommend it.
The Human Centipede 2: 0/10Honestly no matter how hard the art huggers attempt to find an excuse to give this film a reason to exist it is complete and utter bull. This film is considered to be fairly shocking, as to be expected considering the story, but it's just so unnecessary. I'm not easily shocked, if ever I am at all, but I'm stone cold shocked that this film was budgeted, found actors and got made at all. Fair play to anyone that found this film enjoyable for whatever reason - each to their own - but I just think that this film did things just to make a name for the director. Such as, for anyone that's seen it, the baby - was that at all necessary? Did it enhance that moment in any way? There will always be that 'they say its so shocking I MUST see it!' vibe with films like this but I really wouldn't recommend wasting your time on this.
StormyKnight - yes, I wasn't genuinely recommending it. It's an awful film. :P I podcasted about it a while back: http://www.itsatrap.co.uk/?p=261
Glad you have better taste than that! lol Although, I did watch the whole movie I suppose because it's like watching an accident on the highway, you can't help but look. All of the scifi channels movies are like that. Don't start watching 'cause you'll get stuck watching whether you want to or not. :huh:
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