Movie Review-No One Lives


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Review-Ok, this is the latest limited theatrical run almost for a direct to dvd WWE film. This film also features briefly one of the WWE talents Broadus Clay. Most every critic who saw this film trashed it. I got that out of the way, I have to admit this film is not so bad. Now given the acting leaves a lot to be desired, but how many horror films do you rent looking for an Oscar nominee? Horror films are supposed to be dumb, but yet fun and this film are both and it feels like it is proud of both. From the director of Midnight Meat Train, Versus and Azumi Ryuhei Kitamura who seems like an odd choice for WWE Films, but he shows that he gets what a WWE fan is looking for and delivers. This film takes a premise we have seen so many times, of a group of local criminals who take advantage of tourists. Well, the premise takes a turn when we are introduced to this couple we know as Betty and Driver, who seem like a happy go lucky couple, but there seems to be a secret about their relationship. Well as fate would have it, the locals meet these two and think it will be business as usual; they will rob and kill them. That is when our locals get more than they bargained for when they realize that Driver is a ruthless serial killer. I always loved the premise of one evil meeting another evil, where we are all so used to the age old battle of good vs. evil. The film has a ton of violence, and they do not shy away from gore and blood. This film to me is more of a shock that today’s PG WWE aimed at children, would put this film out and knows what kind of audience they will attract. But, the last few years beside the awful Marine 3, 12 Rounds 2, have really put out some solid violent and good little films. Now the negatives, the script and acting are horrible. When Driver has more of a talking role as the film goes is just bad, I felt the less he would say the more effective it was. The film introduces us to a woman who Driver has kidnapped who the locals find when they search his car for money and valuables before they know what they got into, and it just so happens as the film plays on she is this rich girl that her parents are offering a 2 million dollar reward to find. I felt they could have really done more with that then they did. And if you are looking for any kind of backstory into Driver, we are all in the dark and learn very little and even less about why he is the way he is. This is one of those films the more thought you put into it, the more you may wish you had not. To try to find logic in this film is almost like fishing for a shark in a tear drop. You just sit back and get your horror fix and see some cool kills and try to enjoy the campiness of this film. I mean what do these critics know anyway, a review is subjective and half of them are standing at the local Hot Topic telling their buddies that the next paranormal film will be the best yet. This is cheese, in the most perverse way.

7 out of 10