Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wrong Turn 3, The Crazies

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead

So, as it turns out, these movies get less good the further they go along.
This movie starts out with some pointless nudity, and then a bunch of killing.  For some reason they decided to make the murder scenes more elaborate in this installation, even though they obviously don't have as big a budget.  They use CGI, but not good CGI, so it just looks really cheesy.  I have no idea why they would do this.
So, the plot: prisoners are being transported from one prison to another.  Instead of taking the main roads (they suspect an escape plot), they take the backroads...which, of course, lead them into the family of cannibals that we know from the first two movies.  Except only one of the original family members remains, so he has some new inbreds with him.  They stalk and murder the prisoners and the cops that are transporting them.
There is, of course, a love story between one of the cops and a surviving member of the party that is murdered at the beginning of the movie.  And a bunch of psychotic prisoners pitted against some insane inbreds.
That sounds like it should be awesome, but it's really not.  It's a fairly boring movie, that really adds nothing to the first two.

Rating: 2 stars

The Crazies

I had seen this movie before, but Daniel came over on Friday the 13th, and he had never seen it, so we watched it.
Fantastic movie.  There is a lull at about the halfway point, but, for the most part, it's pretty tense the entire way through.
The people in Ogden Marsh start acting - well - crazy.  A local walks onto the field during a high school baseball game with a shotgun, and has to be shot dead by the local sheriff.  As it turns out, this is not an isolated incident (as we find a little later, when a man locks his wife and child in the house and lights it on fire...then mows the lawn while the house burns).  These incidents being to increase over the next few days, and pretty soon the entire town is under quarantine.  I can't say much else without giving the entire movie away.
As I mentioned before, it's pretty tense throughout the entire movie, and there are a number of really creepy parts.  I really like it.

Rating: 4 stars

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