What, exactly, is there to recommend My Bloody Valentine?
Perhaps it would’ve been worthwhile seeing it in actual 3D, in the cinema. The film has certainly made plentiful concessions to the gimmick – eyeballs popping out of people’s skulls and so forth – which might have been exciting back in the ‘80s. To achieve this three-dimensional rigmarole it uses lighting straight out of a daytime soap-opera; the mineshafts where the film spends half its time are clean enough to suggest Derek Zoolander’s been through.
The plot is pretty bland, but this is hardly a surprise for a middling slasher film. The “twist” (regarding to the killer’s identity) is only interesting because of how blatantly it’s foreshadowed: (spoilers) Jensen Eckles’ bland protagonist who spends the film’s length acting as creepy as possible is actually the killer, not a red herring as you’d expect! Really, there’s nothing here to praise.
Watch the Blu-ray’s special features, though, and the enthusiasm of the visual effects technicians as they attempt to simulate the film’s kills reveals what’s missing. If only the director had possessed the same passion putting this together as these guys did creating fake heads and whatnot, there might have been something here worth recommending.
10 thoughts on “My Bloody Valentine (2009)”
I really hate 3D films! I just do 😦
But May the 4th be with you!
Haha thanks 😛
And yeah, I’m not a fan of 3D films, especially one that use them as a clumsy gimmick. Basically, if it’s used well you shouldn’t notice it…and then what’s the point?
Did you know you have the choice of 2D and 3D IMAX for Man of Steel? I am so happy I get a choice 😀
There are no proper IMAX cinemas in my city, which suuuucks. Do you generally go with the 2D option? I know I went 2D for Iron Man 3…
If IMAX is an option I always go for that but normally you have no choice for 3D or 2D 😦
But yeah 3D can go jump in a well 😀
I quite liked this…….mainly because I have a crush on Jamie King 🙂
It was just too …clean for my tastes! It wasn’t terrible, it just felt really generic, and I think the twist necessitated a pretty boring villain. There were some good moments, though.
Did you see it in the cinema or on the small screen? I can imagine seeing this with a proper horror audience in 3D might improve the experience quite a bit!
3D Blu Ray at home. Looked good 🙂
Maybe I just need a 3D TV!
(Nope, can’t afford that anytime soon)
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