I was born the lone evergreen in a large deciduous forest.
That is a somewhat disturbing observation -- especially given this film's impressionable and non-analytical teenage demographic -- about the inherent messaging going on here. I have zero interest seeing these movies, but I imagine these behavioral models and "moral" undercurrents are the creepiest things about them.
You are so right about movies like this hanging their jokes on the thinnest, most over-used plots. Its like putting a spoiler and ground effects on a 1987 Ford Escort. All the perfunctory crap in the world won't hide the fact that it is still a Ford Escort.
I usually hate when movies have overly contrived twists meant to shock and awe the viewers with a cheap gimmick. That coupled with the self-reflexive cleverness and "killers on the island" premise makes me want to avoid this like the swine flu. However, it almost sounds like a tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of that type of cheesy thriller, which combined with the good acting, has me almost interested again.
When I was a kid, my G.I. Joes would team up with my Star War figures and rustle my sister's My Little Ponies. I wish someone would make that movie.
Until I got to the third paragraph, I thought you were describing a comedic satire a la Brain Candy, and was surprised that they went for a more serious Taxi Driver vibe. I think I'll pass this one up.
Sounds like the kind of movie that would be good to have playing in the background of a party with the sound off and the music up.
I am interested to see this mainly because the premise seems so inane and frat-boy tasteless (my least favorite kind of tastelessness) that I am curious how the director pulls it off so well. Anybody who can polish a turd and sell it as a diamond definitely has talent. The description kind of reminded me of Very Bad Things.
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