FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jan 16, 2009

Harry Warden is back, baby...

My review of My Bloody Valentine 3D is up over at AMC. Go read it!

Essentially, it comes down to this:
  • go see it
  • it's so much fun
  • gore
  • full frontal nudity
  • go see it
  • it's 3D
  • I super heart 3D
  • I loved it
  • go see it
  • Tom Atkins
  • go see it, it's so much fun
I didn't even get to the Little Person!

26 comments:

Knarf Black XIV said...

Thrill me.

Does anyone else wish Tom Atkins was their dad?

slasherfan said...

I'm seeing it in 3 hrs!!! I've very excited, and Tom Atkins... THRILL ME!

E.K. Wimmer said...

I can't wait!

Kmart said...

Are we talking 'bout full-frontal Tom Atkins nudity? (Thrill me?)

Theron said...

But is it any fun?

Bo said...

Totally agree, and the most succinct review I've seen so far. And little people prefer to be called nuggets. FYI.

P. K. Nail said...

Yay, I'm glad to hear you liked it! I got a chance to see it back in December and, knowing your affection for the original, was anxious to see what you thought about it.

*runs to AMC to read review*

bwana said...

I wish I had two eyes.

Dan Coyle said...

Honestly, they had me at Tom Atkins.

Joshua said...

3D boobs rule! I love this movie! Awesome review

spazmo said...

Bwana, at least you're entitled to a half-price discount. That's pretty sweet.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm going to end up seeing this, it's in 3D and has Jensen Ackles, who is so pretty and surprisingly talented over on Supernatural. So it's nice to hear that's it's fun.

Vince Liaguno said...

A glorious throwback to the simplicity of the old school slasher! Just fantastic! Great review, Stacie.

Stacie Ponder said...

I think it truly captured the feeling of the Olde Timey slashers better than anything else that's tried.

B.E. Earl said...

I loved it! So much fun. And the little person in it is still making me smile. :)

The gratuitous 3-D nudity was an absolute bonus!

Bonnie said...

As someone who honors the original MBV as their favorite movie, I can honestly say that I loved, loved, loved the remake. It was similar enough to the original but at the same time was different enough so I didn't have to nitpick. It was so gory. And, well, Tom Atkins is The Man.

Xtian said...

Can't wait to see this one... ugh, why did I have to live in Mexico?

Moviezzz said...

I'm not the world's biggest horror fan. I believe I saw the original, but have no memory of it.

Yet even I thought the remake was a heckuva lot a fun.

Pickaxes make for great 3-D.

My only problem, they didn't seem to use the 3-D enough. There was a lot of downtime between big sequences.

Fun film.

Dan Coyle said...

Surprisingly awesome; the script was well-written and they did a good job with Tom and Axel as characters, making them flawed yet you understand why Sarah's into both of them.

And how about that ending, huh?

AE said...

Yes, the ending was very good! Such a great job honoring the spirit of the original. This movie was so much fun. It had a nice defenestration, too!

Moviezzz said...

Did anyone else stay through the end credits?

At my theatre, I was the only one. Yet the film sort of continued, with (no spoilers) the camera going through the mine in 3-D while the credits rolled. Some of the best 3-D in the film. And, at the very end, well, I won't give it away, but it is worth staying.

Richard H. said...

Drats, we should've stayed through the end credits. Unfortunately, we had to watch the film 3D-less, and it was a bit strange watching it normally because you can tell which parts were used specifically for the 3D effect and it just looked awkward because you know it was performed solely for that effect.

As for the film itself, I actually enjoyed it! And I'm also one of those people who pretty much detest remakes. Then again, all the other ones were never this old school.

mk said...

Moviezzz- I stayed through the end credits! Fun stuff!

Kinda wish they made more of the 3D, but still, it was a blast! It was crazy to see a remake of a movie I love and still be totally surprised. Most fun horror movie I've seen in theaters in a loooong time, and it's a slasher, no less! Plus that Jensen Ackles...<3 <3 <3!

Spymunk said...

Great review, Stacie - how can you go wrong with sweaty and self-doubting Jensen Ackles?

Spymunk
www.spymunk.blogspot.com

dtownla said...

Geez, I feel like ... er ... I couldn't disagree more.

I absolutely hated MBV-3D. Stupid kids doing stupid things stupidly. There's a killer running around town with an axe ... and everyone allows two young girls to close up the market by themselves??? In a small town with a history of murders (the highest murder rate in the country ... right?), the body count starts and there is no curfew????

I didn't care if any on them lived. Bad acting. No real scares or tension. Amateur direction. The midget was distracting and unnecessary.

The gore was fun. The 3-D was fun. The boobs were fun. They red herringed the killer's identity pretty well. (I had it right from the beginning and then they got me to doubt myself ... not bad).

BUT THE FINAL GIRL HAS THE GUN POINTED AT THE KILLER AND WAITS FOR HER HUSBAND TO GET STABBED BEFORE PULLING THE TRIGGER ... UGH!!!!! KILL HER NOW, PLEASE!

I must be the only slasher fan alive who loved Friday the 13th and hated MBV-3D. Friday had fun with the genre, had a great killer and simple forward momentum ... tension ... moody ... decent acting.

MBV just made me irritated with it's soap opera pointlessness of the script, victims I couldn't root for ... hated 'em all ... and a lack of attention to basic logic.

Different strokes, I s'pose.

Thank you for allowing me my contrarian rant. I say, good day.... Harumph!

Bruno ´Dolman´ said...

We have a lot in common!
I love Tom Atkins and 3D movies!
So, see TOM ATKINS in 3D was like an orgasm!!! :P