“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
This is almost the definition of "uneven." The soundtrack is terrific and the gore is much better than anyone would expect for the budget, but the film goes out of its way to be offensive in ways it doesn't need to be. The black guy isn't the first killed and there's a transsexual character that is treated well by the film (until a horrific scene best not described here). Then there's a rape with a bowling pin. There's a rape played for laughs. There's a clever twist with the killers, though it's been done before and you can figure it out if you cared enough. Some of the film is quite bad, some effective, but mostly it's scattershot.
Added: I didn't adequately describe how offensive this film is. It's offensive. It also had a sequel.