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Movie Review: A Perfect Getaway

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Prinz Lee wrote this review 6 years and 3 months ago

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Written August 8, 09

This movie should have been a psychological thriller / action adventure flick. And even that’s giving it too much of a push.

What could have been a gripping and intelligent story about three innocent couples transforming into murderers themselves to protect each other from a perceived danger brought on by paranoia turned up to be an awful waste of time.

Instead of a smart movie that gets you thinking, the film outright lies to you the entire time just to guarantee that the "twist" at the end could be predicted.

The "twist," by the way is so far-fetched and complicated that the movie actually stops for about seven minutes as a black-and-white sequence of events that happened before the movie began explains it in a hurried half-assed manner reminiscent of when your dad interrupts a joke half-way through telling it to mention a vital part of the joke that he forgot to say earlier so the punch-line would make sense.

I shouldn't have to say it but I guess I do. If you have to stop your movie to explain something to the audience that couldn't be told in the story itself then YOU HAVE A BAD STORY.

I can't get over the fact that it's not even a twist; it's a U-turn, a complete reboot of two main characters. "Forget everything you saw these two do or say in privacy about their concerns about the killers," the movie seems to tell me as I sat there dumbfounded at the revelation of who the killers are and their 'motive' if I can even use that word in that sense.

It's not a thriller. It's not a slasher flick. It's not a horror movie. It's not an action/adventure. It's a long episode of The Twilight Zone in the show's final seasons when the writers were running out of good ideas. Forget it

The only good thing, well, actually two good things, were A) the scenery and B) see two hot women running around with really pumped up guns ( if you know what I mean). Not worth the price, if you must see it, rent it.



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