Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A Horrible Way To Die (2010)

At a glance:
Without givin anythin away, in case you actually want to torture yourself with this rubbish, the synopsis reads: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Bad news on the doorstep:
This was a horrible way to watch a movie - endurin 80 minutes of intentionally shaky and out-of-focus moody mystery fare just to get to the last five minutes, where the twist is served. It's the kind of movie appeal that pivots on that one single twist but unlike, say The Usual Suspects (1995) where the rest of the movie is pretty interestin as well, A Horrible Way To Die is far from. The cast, especially the decent female lead Amy Seimetz, tries her hardest but this screenplay just can't hack it.
Perennial wonderment:
Surely a movie with such a title can give us at least a *new* way of dyin, like the Final Destination films? Borin stuff.
Reminds me of:
The paint on my uncle's garage wall and how it dried.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
One and a half star. Do avoid this, fellas.