I Spit On Your Grave 2
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:51 am
4/10 - weak follow-up. Set up was OK, but the revenge sequences were either dull or merely unpleasant. Waste of a decent lead performance. No more, please.
The Dark Heart of Cinema
It was a comment he made in reference to the goings on at the R.I.P.D. screening the day before (in which two gents sat at the back of the auditorium apparently tugged each other off in 3D while watching the Ryan Reynolds family friendly outing... in future I suggest they fit mini windscreen wipers to the glasses, just in case it happens again... ahem). Paul got director Steven Monroe onstage with star Jemma Dallander for a quick Q+A before I Spit On Your Grave 2 started and said due to the subject matter he very much doubted anyone would be wanking off to this one. With much laughter coming from the auditorium Paul then looked at Jemma and realised that might not have been such a complimentary thing to say so quickly added something to the effect of "not that you're not worth wanking off to". The audience are by now in hysterics (I was almost crying) so Paul, realising he's now made things worse, tries to backtrack with a "no, no, I didn't mean it like that" by which stage screen one of the Empire was rolling in the aisles. Bloody hilarious. I'm bringing Paul a shovel next year! As for the movie, Dallander gives it her all and deserves 10/10 for effort but, apart from the final ball crushing scene, the film is a trashy let down and nowhere near as good as Monroe's remake from a couple of years back. That said, the film does contain the unintentional comedy highlight of the year when a raped, drugged up and kidnapped Katie wakes up in Bulgaria (don't ask how the kidnappers got her there. Honestly, if all it took to smuggle something through airport security was to stick a "do not x-ray' label on the side of the crate then the terrorists out there would be having a field day). Confused as to where she is Katie staggers up to an English speaking cop and says as much. The cop looks surprised and says "You don't know where you are?!? You're in Bulgaria". Katie looks to the heavens, fists clenched, and screams out "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!". And there was me thinking it was meant to be a popular place for holidaymakers to visit. Needless to say the audience was roaring with laughter yet again. Despite being poor the film still gets a 5/10 from me then for unintentional entertainment value.Dom wrote:What did Paul Mcevoy say that got the Frightfest twitter account all excited?
And who really wants a movie franchise built around rape? Not me...odishon wrote:To remake the original was surprising but I think they pulled it off. To continue and attempt to turn it into a possible franchise is, well this movie proves it, a huge mistake.