My Bloody Valentine 3D

2009-02-11 12:15
 
What it’s about:

A decade after traumatized miner Harry Warden goes on a pickaxe massacre, guilt-stricken Tom (Jensen Ackles) returns to his quaint hometown only to find that a string of similar murders has started up. With Warden believed to be long dead, Sheriff Axel casts suspicion on Tom. It seems his old flame, Sarah, is the only one who truly believes he’s innocent.

Here’s what the critics had to say:

“What really leaps out at you about My Bloody Valentine 3-D is its lack of imagination.”
-  Clark Collis Entertainment Weekly

“A strange synergy of old and new, My Bloody Valentine 3D blends cutting-edge technology and old-school prosthetics to produce something both familiar and alien: gore you can believe in.”
- Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times

“The only reason to see this fairly average horror is its playful use of 3-D technology. Flinch as sharp objects hurtle out of the screen directly towards your eyes; wince as a supporting cast member gets her head sliced in half by a spade.”
- Wendy Ide Times [UK]

“The trouble is that after that first gouged eyeball, there's not a whole lot further to go. Novelty value being a rapidly diminishing thing, the technology demands an escalation in intensity and inventiveness that the movie doesn't deliver.”
- Jason Anderson Toronto Star


Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed 22 lives. Instead of a homecoming, he is the one suspected of committing the murders.

Tahir Mohamed 2009/03/04 8:21 AM
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Fans of the horror genre might have seen the original My Bloody Valentine film directed by George Mihalka in 1981, but this 2009 remake directed by Patrick Lussier introduces 3D technology, making you feel like a part of the action. The film itself is mediocre at best, riddled with average acting and typical horror movie cliché’s such as nudity and a bad storyline (the killer’s reason is never actually stated, unlike in the original). Fans of modern slash films such as the Saw and Hostel series might enjoy the more blood-drenched parts of the film but I think more attention should have been paid to the storyline or casting. Jensen Ackles does a good job playing male lead, as does the female lead Jaime King but the rest of the cast seem to be there just to fill space or look good. The 3D aspect adds a nice touch that can make even the most hardcore horror movie fans jump out of their seats (in one seen, a characters eye gets pushed out into the screen, making you cringe with disgust) but after a while, even that gets monotonous. The film does have a good (if indeed rather pointless) twist at the end different to that of the originals. Overall, I think it’s an enjoyable enough movie if you’re a horror enthusiast (or just for the 3D fun), but otherwise wait for the DVD.
PRESHEN GOVENDER 2009/06/24 4:44 PM
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Movie Ticket : R45 Popcorn : R30 Coke : R20 Seeing a nude scean in 3 D : Priceless
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