Saturday, April 19, 2014
If you took HOSTEL and mixed it with FIGHT CLUB and maybe added a pinch of MARTYRS this might be the end result. Zoe Bell, who's best known for her Tarantino connection, is our main gal here who is kidnapped, stuck in a what's basically a women's prison/dungeon and forced to fight her fellow female inmates to the death with the threat of her daughter being murdered if she doesn't comply. This is all done for the entertainment of some weirdo geek couple who I'm assuming is very rich and has ton of free-time on their hands. What I liked about this movie is the fact that it doesn't flinch on the extreme violence and is pretty bleak throughout it's run-time. Unfortunately you never really learn all that much about most of the characters to care all that much about any of them beyond the most basic things(one gal is the sadistic "bad-gal", one gal is the "innocent-gal", one gal is the tough "black-chick" etc.) It's also a pretty slim plot to hang a full length movie on and gets a little repetitious with the non-stop bloody gal-on-gal face-smashing, bone-breaking annihilation. But if you're into that kinda thing and wanna see an action movie that teeters way over into the bloody horror genre or maybe if you just hate women in general and want to see them all beat each other to a bloody pulp I guess this would work equally good for either of those purposes.
I saw this in a local theater last night with an intro by Miss Bell and felt it was worth a viewing even with it's clunky narrative and highly improbable ending.