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It’s Christmas Eve, the city goes dark, and the few remaining tenants of The Ravenwood find themselves trapped in their building. And they are not alone.
The Blackout is a low budget film, but decent for the budget they had to work with. I’ll start with the bad stuff and finish with the good stuff about the film. The bad is the acting, it is very amateurish and none of the characters really stand out. The CGI was hit or miss, sometimes it looked cool and other times it looked exactly like CGI and really fake. The plot is average and doesn’t bring anything new to the genre.
Now for the good, the aliens looked kinda cool and there are some nice death scenes. I was impressed that it was fair game for the deaths and it wasn’t obvious who was going to die and who would survive. It was a little slow in the beginning, but once the action started it didn’t really stop until it was over. The movie won’t win any awards and will probably be a straight to DVD/TV type movie, so you can’t expect much from it, but it’s decent for what it is
The Blackout Trailer
My Rating: 5/10
Originally posted 2009-11-07 15:34:23.
A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion?
John Dies at the End is a comic horror novel written by Jason Pargin (published under the pseudonym David Wong who happens to be the name of one of the main characters in the story). My review is based solely on the fact I have not read the novel, so take that into consideration when reading the review. I will note that after seeing the movie it makes me want to go back and read the novel which is always a good thing.
Being unfamiliar with the movie it did intrigue me since I am a big fan of comedy/horror, yet it is very difficult to find a good comedy/horror movie. For every good one you find there are usually ten bad ones made around the same time. John Dies at the End or JDatE as I will refer to it from here on out is one of those good movies you come across. The beginning prologue hooks you into the story and doesn’t let go until the credits roll. The dialogue is witty and entertaining, but they don’t shove the comedic aspect down your throat. The movie isn’t really scary, but there are some creepy elements along with some gore thrown in.
JDatE is full of weird stuff and as a result keeps you on your toes as you try to figure out where the story is going and what is next. Sure it is very weird, and some things you see leave you wondering WTF? But most importantly the movie doesn’t lose you amongst the craziness. The acting isn’t ground breaking, but each character fits their roles well and some of the cheesiness adds to the charm of the whole film. I wouldn’t put it on the same level as the Evil Dead franchise, but if you like those types of movies I’d definitely recommend seeing JDaTe.
John Dies At The End Trailer
My Rating: 8/10
Originally posted 2013-01-03 08:59:22.