Watched three films that coincidentally start with ‘S’ in the title the past week.
The past week had been busy days due to me having to rush for a deadline in my job. However, I didn’t get any pressure eventhough I’m staying back everyday as I had these three films for a little bit of entertainment at night after work before I went to sleep and get ready for the next day of work again. These three films are released this year but are less popular. And the coincidence is that these three films start with alphabet ‘S’ in their respective movie’s title.
The first I watched the past week is ‘Snowpiercer’ (released last year in South Korea but not anywhere else till this year). It’s a Korean film but it’s generally an English language film that sets in a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, and a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. A man at the back of the train (lower class) led his group of people for a rebellion. Chris Evans is here, but not as the famous Captain America, but as the man mentioned earlier, named Curtis. I like movie that tells about different classes of people, and for this, things got much interesting when all events were in the train itself when the group goes further to the front section of the train. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘Snowpiercer’ a total of 7.3.
The next I watched is ‘Stage Fright’. Slasher films have been one of my favourite movie genres. This one tells about a snobby musical theater camp that is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater. Something different as it combines music with killing spree by a psycho. And some murder scenes are quite gruesome. I also like the suspense of guessing who is the killer on which it is revealed surprisingly in the end. Not the best slasher film but considered a fresh entry to the genre in recent years when people are producing lesser films of this kind. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘Stage Fright’ a total of 6.7.
Lastly, the film I had just finished yesterday is ’13 Sins’. The story is about a cryptic phone call which sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last. This is very interesting as things get crazier as story progresses. Mark Webber is the show stealer as Elliot. And I enjoyed the twist in the end eventhough I think some parts can be much better developed. There is this engaging dare-to-do situations involved alongside with climatic mystery of who is organizing this sinful game. A good thriller film. Out of 10 points, I rate ’13 Sins’ a total of 7.5. The best of the three.
Three movie reviews in one post. Short and straightforward. These three films are not receiving high publicity but should not be ignored. Sometimes, lesser known films can be better to your surprise.
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