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Friday, July 9, 2010

The Jacket, Severance, Assembly

The Jacket (2005)

This movie started out okey, but after a while when I discovered what was happening it became worse and worse, with a really bad “happy ending”.
The story is about a guy who gets hurt in the war in Iraq, and back home he suffer of delusions. He hikes with a car, which later gets stopped by the police, then he has a black out and wakes up at a mental hospital, charged by murdering a police man. But the man doesn’t remember anything. A doctor tries this special program, putting him in a straight jacket inside a drawer where you put dead people and the man dreams about him in the future.
The future sight thing didn’t do it for me, I have to say. Even if the whole thing was a dream. Too weird.

My rating: 4/10

Severance (2006)

This is one the best horror comedy I have seen in a long time.
Some office people are going on a team building trip in some forest in Hungary, but they never reach their destination because of a road blockade. After a while they discover that someone is after them.
Why did I enjoy it so much? Well, it was really funny, unpredictable, original and the splatter effects was great. It contains cool movie references, boobs, nice dialogs and a great ending.

My rating: 8/10

Ji jie hao/ Assembly (2007)

Made in China, this is a very beautiful shot war movie.
Captain Gu Zidi from the Liberation Army and his 47 men are defending a coal mine in a civil war. He is the only one who survives, and suffers from feeling guilty not to have heard the retreat assembly of the bugle.
The war scenes are extremely nice shot. Overall the movie is great, but it is a bit too long.

My rating: 7,5/10

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