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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

[6.50/10] My Bloody Valentine (2009)

My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)

Short review: The plot of this horror film is somewhat conventional with Tom Hanniger returning to his hometown in order to heal some past misgivings at the hands of a bloody serial killer. "My Bloody Valentine 3D" mostly centres on the character of Tom Hanniger, with Sarah and Axel Palmer supporting. Adding enough smaller characters to keep the story complex and creating enough diverging plot lines to keep things tight "My Bloody Valentine 3D" does a good job of keeping the killer's identity mysterious while piquing viewer's curiosity. Lighting, environments, and music are all spot on, only the overacting of certain characters distracts from an otherwise very good horror film. Many of the scenes within "My Bloody Valentine 3D" take place in darkly lit mine shafts or the interiors of houses, at night and the overall tone feels like a thriller while showing enough gore to entertain horror fans. The music in the film is subtle enough while picking up the pace slightly during action sequences. The acting of Jaimie King comes off as pretentious and somewhat naive while Kerr Smith, appearing to take his role of a small time sheriff a little too seriously displays some awkwardness. The rest of the actors including veterans; Tom Atkins and Kevin Tighe play their smaller parts well. Overall, "My Bloody Valentine 3D" delivers an entertaining ride through dark alleys, mine shafts and the evil minds of writers Todd Farmer and Zane Smith. Slightly on the lighter side of the horror genre this film develops enough jump scares, with the help of three dimensional effects to deliver a fun and fast 101 minutes.

  • My Rating: 6.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 57% (5.7/10)
  • IMDb: 5.8/10

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