Sunday, 12 April 2009

The Strangers (2008)

"What's this movie about again?"
Gemma Ward as Dollface.
At a glance:
Promisin door-knock suspense thriller where Scott Speedman-Liv Tyler chemistry works but story isn't rewardin enough and we discover that home invaders Bagface, Pin-Up Girl and Dollface are somewhat meaninglessly menacin, in the absence of more compellin storytellin. Fear turned pointless, though it does have its moments.
Perennial wonderment:
Liv, get a real job! Why do you like starrin in non-movies?
Reminds me of:
Vacancy (2007) with Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson - but nowhere near the intensity. I think it's not that far off to describe this movie as 'what happens if an Indon horror director did a Hollywood movie'.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
It does have an excellent marketin gimmick on its official website though - you can mail your friends an SOS phone call. 1/2
Bonus material:
This scene wasn't even in the movie! Where I saw it, at least.CamWithHer Cam Girls