Sunday, March 13, 2011
We Are What We Are
Meh. I don't have a lot to say about this one. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. Everything felt a little underdeveloped to me. I didn't feel any connection with the characters. They seemed flat to me and, for cannibals, were a pretty mopey bunch. I think it's okay that in a movie some things are left unexplained, but in this case, there was a little too much. Almost as if it were trying to be elliptical out of laziness. If the family needs human flesh to survive (rather than that they simply enjoy it) it seems to me that this is just another vampire tale, in which some characters resist killing or do so reluctantly while others relish it. The ending also seemed to wrap itself up a little too neatly, in particular the fate of the mother . I feel like I've seen it done before. Perhaps they could have pulled it off it it had been handled differently. It felt like they were trying to have two or three amazing scenes at the end and for the most part they fell flat.
It wasn't good enough or bad enough to be enjoyable. I had to go home and watch GRIZZLY PARK just to cleanse my palate.