Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bundy: An American Icon (2008)

aka Bundy: A Legacy of Evil

How bad is it? It's inaccurate, cheap, dull and unneeded.
Should you see it? No.

Having seen way (WAY) too many of Ulli Lommel's films about serial killers, I saw a few of another director (Feifer) who's done films about BTK (his best), Gein, Speck, and so forth, but also has directed about six children's Christmas films about dogs (two of which I've seen)! One actor plays the main character at several ages, so we get a 40 year-old high-schooler. There's a brief attempt to explain how Bundy became a killer, but a bad childhood and difficulties with women aren't sufficient. It then goes on to long takes of various killings in various places at various times, with no real plan. Unlike Lommel's films, this one does not show the killings, but there's plenty of screams to drown out the bad music. This is at least the third film on the same subject and this one adds nothing; it also is very inaccurate without altering things to make for a better film. The lack of budget shows and the film appears to have been rushed. There's one laughable scene where Bundy howls at the moon.

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