Friday, March 29, 2013

Victim (2010)

Number Rolled: 39
Movie Name/Year: Victim (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Length: 74 minutes
Rating: NR
Director: Matt Eskandari, Michael A. Pierce
Writer: Michael Hultquist, Robert Martinez
Actors: Stephen Weigand, Bob Bancroft, Brendan Kelly,

This anti-thriller starts with a shaky cam scene of a girl being raped and murdered. You only see the girl, not the guy abusing her. The scene cuts away with a transition that had me believing for a couple that I’d accidentally leaned on my remote. That’s when we meet the guy who we will never learn the name of. Five minutes later, said guy has been kidnapped and is being mentally and physically tortured by an old guy and a relative.

I tried. I swear I tried, just like I always try, to find something good in the movie; a single actor, a good setting, a catchy line, an unexpected twist. Nothing. I found nothing. I’m going to say it. This may very well be the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I’ve got nothing good to say about it.

The “big twist” at the end is apparent almost before the introductory credits have finished rolling. The actors make me think of my fifth grade play. No, sorry, I think the actors in my fifth grade play were better. Every single line was a cliché of the genre. There were characters so useless I don’t even remember their names. Aside from that the movie was creepy, not in an entertaining way, either. It wasn’t even the kind of bad that leads to laughter or even mild amusement.

You want to know the worst part? This wasn’t the first movie I rolled. The first movie I rolled was a British movie called “Devil’s Playground.” Unfortunately, the sound failed about ten minutes in and I had to roll again. For as little as I saw, I was already absorbed in that movie. I was robbed.

The only good thing about having watched this movie is that I can take it off my instant queue and never watch it again. I need to go bleach my brain now.

Overall Opinion – 0/5

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