Romántico slasher adolescente de pactos suicidas, promiscuidad y los engaños pueriles que el poder adquisitivo puede llegar a brindar. Medianamente entretenido con una calidad de video que nos remonta al cine de explotación de los 80's. Recomendada para aquellos que quieran disfrutar de Amber Heard jugando a la boba que está perfecta, ganando como siempre.
The point is that the male-gaze and wanton sexual acts of females is these character's downfall, but ever since Scream the knowledge of slashers' anti-bacchanalian viewpoint is feeling tired. So, how is it different? It captures teenage hedonism well then slips into cliched hack-and-slash halfway through. Not as inventive as it thinks, but it's less annoying than that Craven series.
I don't care much for the slasher genre and I couldn't care less for the slasher/teenie movie hybrid but if you do a slasher movie don't make it boring. This film is boring. It is a pretentious bastard of arthouse and slasher, trying to be meaningful by shaky cam and crude symbolism (dead cows!). The actors are weak, the screenplay ridiculous. But it is mercifully brief.
Le teen-movie qui commence par la sonnerie du lycée, un premier gros plan sur une paire de nichons, un second sur les regards avides des garçons, un troisième sur celui envieux des filles : le ton est donné. Et je suis très bon client de ce genre de films :-) Puis ça tourne au film d'horreur sans grand suspense mais tout de même haletant.
Ne pas se fier aux apparences. Efficace. Mandy Lane est jeune femme fatale, belle, libre, indépendante, carnassière (faut qu'ça saigne !), maîtresse avant tout d'elle même et manipulatrice. C'est elle qui choisit et elle n'a pas de parole. Un nouvel avatar de Basic Instinct en somme... Je préfère envisager le film comme un témoignage inquiet sur la folie dont les adolescents sont parfois capables.
We waited seven years to see this???? Generic slasher picture that reveals its intentions far too soon with a twist that only a horror newbie wouldn't see coming. Amber Heard was innocence personified here but rest of cast couldn't overcome the stock quality of their characters. A real disappointment after the hype, but hey any film that uses "Our Lips are Sealed' by the Go-Go's can't be all bad.
The scariest film about puberty since "Kids," and for most of its run-time it brings a new kind of realism to the slasher. But it chooses opportunism, so it doesn't hold a candle to the poetic "Spring Breakers." However, it will probably get remade in 20 years when we are old and gray, and then we will mourn its lost purity. Or not.
The execution wasn't the problem so much as the set-up. It takes a while to get going, and it's pretty clear who's going to do the getting, but the jolt of the final 15 minutes doesn't stick, because there's not much for it to stick to. & it's a shame, because Levine & co. (esp. at the farmhouse) make this film look much better than it has any right to. A little script polish & it'd be a true "hidden gem."
Director Jonathan Levine serves us a great big slice of stylized, throwback horror. He really understands the material, and this film is a testament to his adoration of the genre. He plays with the typical conventions and narrative of the slasher flick so that we don't get the average run-of-the-mill torture porn junk.