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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Friday, June 15, 2012

THE FURY (1978)

 I had high expectations going into this movie. For one thing it's directed by Brian DePalma. He's a guy who made some great movies in the 70's and this was his follow up to CARRIE which is one of my personal favs. It's also about psychic/telekinetic powers so I'd always assumed it would be at least somewhat reminiscent of CARRIE. To my surprise the two movies are not very similar at all. A good chunk of this film follows Kirk Douglas as he attempts to find his son and elude capture by some shadowy government group. So that part plays out like a typical espionage thriller type of a situation and it's a good two thirds of the film. There is also a subplot about a High-School girl with wacky brain powers but that's not really the main focus until our two stories come together towards the end. There is a neat climax where a guy gets blown apart by someone using only their thoughts which reminded me of the famous SCANNERS head explosion scene a bit. There's actually a few things feel very David Cronberg-ian going on but his films are usually way grosser.
 While this movie isn't complete crap most of it does seem very dull and generic for the era and I would say for higher quality 70's DePalma I'd stick with CARRIE and SISTERS.


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