Thursday, January 15, 2015

Black Rock (2012)

Number Rolled: 49
Movie Name/Year: Black Rock (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Length: 79 minutes
Rating: R
Production Companies: Submarine Entertainment
Executive Producer: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Katie Aselton
Director: Katie Aselton
Writer: Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton
Actors: Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, Will Bouvier, Jay Paulson, Anslem Richardson

Two friends are gearing up for an awesome weekend of camping and fun. When they get to the docks, a third friend is waiting. Tensions run high between the women as they get to the island and run into three hunters.

There was very little redeemable about this movie. The plot was weak and the script was even worse. I can’t even blame the lead actresses for their performances because there was no real depth to their characters.

Kate Bosworth’s (Homefront, Movie 43, Blue Crush) character lacked any real motivation throughout the entire movie. Lake Bell (Children’s Hospital, How to Make it in America, No Strings Attached) and Katie Aselton’s (The League, Our Idiot Brother, Treatment) characters were completely based around the history of an argument that took over a half hour to establish and just wasn’t worth it.

The only character I felt was well done was Derek. Played by Jay Paulson (Lucky Bastard, Happy Town, October Road), Derek hit a level of creepy that the antagonist in a film like this really needs in order to evoke the right emotions from the audience.

In the end, this recipe film isn’t worth even its short running time.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 48%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 24%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score1.5/5

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