Wednesday, March 5, 2008
So I'm starting to think there is something wrong with me because I've seen far too many of these 'torture porn' movies over the past few years. I almost never enjoy them yet for some reason I end up seeing them time and time again. This one is a particularly revolting example of the genre. Some of the grotesque highlights include Cuthbert being forced to kill her pet dog (which of course doesn't merely die, it explodes from the force of a point blank range shotgun blast) and being forced to drink a cannibal cocktail of eyeballs, ears and other body parts. Additionally there is some pretty perverse sexual manipulation here. Seriously, I wish I were kidding. I should have turned it off at any of these points (or maybe I shouldn't have ever started) and I feel rather dirty that I actually made it through to the end of this movie. Suffice to say the acting is terrible. Cuthbert is an awful actress but somehow Daniel Gillies is so awful that he makes her look like Kate Winslet. It gets a 2 out of 10 because I found myself rather satisfied when Cuthbert manages to escape and kill her captors. How the hell did this come from the guy who made The Mission with De Niro?
Overall Score: 2/10