Thursday, August 23, 2007

Plenty of Vacancy

Loads and loads of Vacancy. We watched Vacancy on Tuesday's Movie Night. What a horrible waste of fake blood. It stars Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale as a troubled married couple. The writers were at at a loss as to how to make these two seem worthy of your pity so they play the dead kid card. As it turns out, the couple has lost a child some years ago when wifey forgets to put up the gate in front of the basement steps. Heres the trailer: (WARNING: You cannot get this two minutes of your life back.)

Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Lost, stranded, and stuck at the Snuff Film Motel. This movie, like the much better 8mm, attempts to shine a light on the world of snuff films. But in the end isn't this movie itself a snuff film? The audience is led down the same path we've been down a thousand times before. Scared innocent people are terrorized by psychopathic killers. Teased by the imminent death of characters we're supposed to care about but don't.
Plenty of Vacancy in the theaters showing this one.

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