Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Hey, mates! So earlier on today I was looking for a movie to watch. I came on an idea to not read about the plot or even watch the trailer of the movie, I was going to watch, before watching it. I didn`t want to ruin any surprises. Usually I know quite alot about the movies I watch before watching them and that takes some excitement away. As I didn`t want to end up with something totally dull, I thought of making the decision of watching a movie or not on IMDB`s score. I silently agreed with myself that anything above 6 is good enough. The first movie, I was considering, had 6.9 points and was therefor okay to watch. It was Eden Lake.
It`s an Irish movie from 2008. And it`s pretty terrible . Sorry, If some of you have seen it and liked it, but I don`t. It is just full of brutal meaningless violence. It does give you the feeling like the story is building up for something really exciting to happen. But it doesn`t. It does give a strong point on why one should not give in to peer pressure. But only a brief scene is about that. The rest of the movie is still pointless violence. So unless you want to see something really disturbing, I don`t recommend it.
Other things this movie teaches:
Don`t ever go for a romantic weekend break with your girlfriend to Eden Lake, unless you are into getting murdered.
Don`t ever watch this movie again.
Don`t trust IMDB.
It definitely isn`t one of the most provocative and terryfing thrillers of the year of 2008.
The idea of not finding out too much about the movie, I am going to watch, is still good, though. This one rahter bad experience didn`t ruin it for me. If they would have not shown brief clips of violence in the opening credits, then for a while it would have seemed like it could be anything from what it really was to a heart-warming romantic comedy.
Posted by psychology-knowledge at 9:18 AM