Tuesday, January 20, 2009
My Bloody Valentine 3D
If you're looking to have a good time at the theater than this is probably your best bet at this point. While all the studios are rolling out their deeply serious Oscar contenders, Lions Gate has released a movie that wants nothing more than to make you marvel at severed body parts that seem to fly right off the screen into your lap. What more could you want from a movie?
My Bloody Valentine never takes itself seriously. As far as horror movies go, it isn't terribly scary. It does contain almost everything you could possibly want out of a 3D horror movie. This digital 3D technology never ceases to amaze me. It's mostly been used in forgettable movies so far. But this movie uses it to the best effect I've seen. Yes, there is 3D nudity. That alone will be enough for some people.
My Bloody Valentine has a pretty dull story, but it never really matters. The movie captures the fun of walking through a haunted house. Characters and plot are really incidental.
Go with a group of friends and have a good time. I only hope that this technology gets transferred to the home market as soon as possible. It would be fun to watch this movie again, but without the 3D there really isn't a reason to.