Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Disappearance Of Alice Creed (2009)

Finally we get an eyeful of Gemma's gems.
At a glance:
Bond girl and Persian princess Gemma Arterton stars as the titular kidnappee for this mildly intriguin British thriller in which only three people appear - the other two bein her balaclava bandit captors (Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan). Yes, we finally see Gemma's gems after Daniel Craig and Jake Gyllenhaal got to. The trio play out to a surprisin stand-off as we discover that the ransom won't come as easy as expected. Elements include guns, panties, handcuffs and soundproofed rooms.
"Never ever play with your food again, son."
Bad news on the doorstep:
Startin strong but finishin very weakly indeed, debutant director J. Blakeson (he wrote the 2009 sequel for The Descent) served up one twist too many and didn't keep it tight enough, with some character decisions lettin it all disintegrate into credibility tedium. Don't wanna give away any spoilers here but as the movie wears on, I got less excited.
Perennial wonderment:

Play time!
Why do I find myself drawn to movies with titles like The Haunting Of Molly Hartley (2008), The Possession Of Emma Evans (2010) etc. ?
Reminds me of:
Buried (2010) and Hard Candy (2005).
Watch out for:
A reasonably unexpected WTF love scene along the way. O my days.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?

A valid but problematic effort. To see more of Arterton, she's in the upcomin
Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) playin opposite Jeremy Renner as the fairytale siblings.
Bonus material:

Did you know that this exquisite creature was born with extra fingers?