It’s been twenty five years since a horror film has been released in 3-D, and it’s been LONG overdue. Who knew the film that was being given the 3D treatment, surprise surprise, would be a remake. So you think, OK, what will it be? a Friday the 13th, or A Nightmare on Elm Street remake in 3-D? Nope, it’s a little cult film from 1981 called My Bloody Valentine. Over the past year there has a lot of hype for this film, and needless to say I was very happy to see the 2009 release of Patrick Lussier’s My Bloody Valentine.
The acting had its high and lows to me. Jensen Ackles (Smallville, Supernatural) was one that was about 50/50 in this. There were times which he shined the brightest on the screen, but then again there were times when he seemed to be confused and even lost in what he was portraying. The actor I was most excited was Tom Atkins. This was his return to the horror genre after a eight year absence, and boy did he return with a bang. He seemed not to lose a step in the classic acting that we all know and love from films such as Halloween 3: The Season of the Witch and Night of the Creeps. Jaime King was another actor that semi-shined. She seemed to do such a great job when she had very emotional scenes, but seemed to fizzle out when in minor dialogue.
The plot was almost a exact copy of the original, with a few name changes. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the original, but I still vaguely remember the general plot. Now with a MUCH bigger budget I was hoping for a little reason for the killings; a motive, a backstory, something to help connect the original killer with the copycat, but that was not present. This bothered me some and I thought the movie would have been better off if it was included.
Composed by Michael Wandmacher, the music, was REALLY catchy to me and I often found myself tapping my fingers along with the score. It helped the film pace at a decent speed. I enjoyed it a lot.
Overall everyone should go see this film in 3-D as its a historic event in horror. Is it the best film is years? No, but will you be entertained with the 3-D aspect; HELL YES. So for the 3-D and full frontal nudity, AND the epic return of Tom Atkins, Check it out.
See it before it’s Gone!