Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Tunnel Vision (2013)

Ion Overman and Cristos a.k.a. Chris Pappas in Tunnel Vision (2013).

Leslie Mills should've had more screen time!
At a glance:
Thought this was either a National Geographic documentary or a sci-fi movie about aliens -- it's not, but can bet Justin Timberlake's sexy song wasn't inspired from any of it. The synopsis reads: "When a jury fails to convict the serial killer who savagely murdered his family, one man must rise above his desire for revenge and descend into the deranged world of a sadistic predator to uncover the truth and finally get justice. What begins as a classic revenge tale takes a dramatic turn into a haunting land of horror and murder."
Bad news on the doorstep:
It's a vanity project by New Castle native Cristos a.k.a. Chris Pappas. He writes, produces and stars in the movie. The man tries but he's way too pedestrian for a main character that requires a cinematic balance of depth and charm. Actress Delila Vallot tries herself in the director's seat, so it must be her first feature film. This isn't the worst movie in the world that was [reportedly] made with $100,000 but it's simply so unremarkable that few would've gone ahead on so little. Yet Vallot, who also directed the trailer, saw fit to describe Tunnel Vision "stylistically as film noir meets Sin City meets Jacob’s Ladder meets The Exorcist meets Seven meets Fight Club". Well, they have to sell it, don't they?

Cristos and Scott Haze
Perennial wonderment:
Why does it exist?
I can't remember if I cried:
When I read about how Pappas' mother cooked for the film crew because it means to much to him.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
A movie is not a psychological thriller just because the it's in 10 shades of grey and there's a guy who experiences a lot of nightmares and flashbacks. A movie is also supposed to be fun! For more info, check out the official Tunnel Vision Facebook fan page. ★★

Well, next time maybe?