Monday, December 29, 2014

Kill Theory (2009)

Number Rolled: 12
Movie Name/Year: Kill Theory (2009)
Genre: Horror
Length: 85 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: BenderSpink, Cross River Pictures, Element Films, Last Resort Productions, Lift Films
Executive Producer: Kimberly Anderson, Matt Battaglia, Sam Nazarian, Malcolm Petal, Marc Schaberg, J.C. Spink, Cory Thabit
Director: Chris Moore
Writer: Kelly Palmer
Actors: Dom McManus, Ryanne Duzich, Teddy Dunn, Daniel Franzese, Agnes Bruckner, Patrick John Flueger, Steffi Wickens, Theo Rossi, Taryn Manning, Kevin Gage, Trever O’Brien

A group of teens ready to graduate from college take a vacation to a friend’s second home to celebrate. All they’re interested in for the weekend is sex and alcohol. While they’re having fun, there’s someone out there looking to test them in ways they can’t imagine.

Have you ever seen that commercial?

Congratulations, you’ve just watched the first 45 minutes of Kill Theory in less than a minute. At least, that’s what it felt like to me. I couldn’t stop thinking about that commercial for the majority of the film.

For the rest of the movie, I was just kind of looking forward to it ending.

I want to be clear. The actors were amazing in their parts. Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, I Spit On Your Grave, War of the Worlds), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy, Cloverfield, Meth Head), Ryanne Duzich (Friday Night Lights), Teddy Dunn (Veronica Mars, Jumper, The Manchurian Candidate) and Patrick Flueger (Chicago P.D., Footloose, The 4400) threw themselves head first into their characters. Unfortunately, someone should have checked just how deep their characters ran before they jumped. You risk concussions when you jump into bodies that shallow.

Ok, yeah, that was a pretentious paragraph. You know what? There was more depth in that paragraph than in all the characters combined. The actors can be as amazing as they want; sometimes the writing just brings everything down anyway.

The only things that kept this movie from being completely unwatchable were those members of the cast who were exceptional with what they were given.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 27%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 4.3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score2/5

P.S. Netflix indicates that Edwin Hodge is in this movie. He’s not.

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