Friday, 3 February 2012

Seconds Apart (2011)

At a glance:
Entin brothers Gary and Edmund star as the criminally telekinetic Trimble twins, Seth and Jonah. They go about killin people, often with videocam backup. As usual, a horny prepubescent transfer student (Samantha Droke) enters the equation and the brothers are bein torn apart, while a nosy cop (Orlando Jones) closes in on them.
Bad news on the doorstep:

This After Dark product has its moments but lacks real macabre and originality after a good setup. Despite a strong start featurin teenagers playin Russian roulette, it regrettably loses the audience midway with too many borrowed ideas and unnecessary backstory.
Perennial wonderment:
Do twins really have super powers?
Reminds me of:
Critics compare this to Cronenberg's Dead Ringers (1988) but I ain't seen that one.
Most memorable line:
There was some indication of unexpected humour and depth in the writin but ultimately the movie let itself sink into oblivion by the third act, when you start to get hungry and think of instant noodles instead.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
Strong visuals and a great poster do not a good movie make. 1/2
Trailer for the curious: