Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Horrorthon: Day 2

Not wanting to burn myself out on a supposedly terrible film (Motel Hell) so early on I didn't show up on Day 2 till 3pm and Friday 13th: The Final Chapter. Thankfully, the issue surrounding the tickets, that caused so much grief on both sides the night before, has finally been sorted.

Friday 13th: The Final Chapter
I've always seen the Friday 13th movies as something of a joke. None really differ in many way from the other (except when Jason X came along) and I've enjoyed them as one would a guilty pleasure. This one (which was supposed to be the last one until it made some money) has more intentional comedy then the rest and is somewhat more accomplished then Part 3. It's fine, but then you know what you're getting yourself into.
Rating: * * (2 Stars)

Review: Gamerz
The world of Role Playing Games is perceived to be enjoyed by a bunch of nerds who sit around being all nerdy about elves, orcs and the like. Gamerz does nothing to dispel this myth. The story of a RPG playing student, outcast from the real world but finds solace, purpose and, maybe, love in pretend dungeons and characters, is predictable and really pointless. Directed like a prolonged student film, it did nothing for me.
Rating: * * (2 Stars)

Review: Botched
The first half-decent film of the day is a strange mix of comedy and horror. Shot in Ardmore studios, a group of thieves are involved in a heist-gone-wrong situation and take some hostages to a vacant floor of an office building. There, they encounter a serial killer who attempts to kill them one by one. It's silly, but in a fun way. I'd put it on the same level as Severance.
Rating: * * * (3 Stars)

Review: Joshua
Think of The Omen, but without the demonic streak in the story, and you have Joshua. It's a fine attempt to be a Hitchcock film but fails in taking it's time to tell us very little. It's entertaining to watch and is performed to a high standard, but it is given many chances to become a really good thriller and takes none of them. The scariest thing about it is how much I enjoyed the Dave Matthews song over the end credits (**shiver**).
Rating: * * * (3 Stars)

That was it for Friday. Caught the almost last bus home which left me some time to chill with a bottle of wine and that oddly-named TV channel "Dave".

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