January 16, 2009 My Bloody Valentine 3D
Studio: Lionsgate Rating: R for graphic brutal horror violence and grisly images throughout, some strong sexuality, graphic nudity and language.
Even though we're still about a month away from Cupid's big day, Hollywood isn't wasting any time ushering in the season. Well, in a manner of speaking.
As if killing dozens of people isn't bad enough, tying those murders to the most romantic of holidays adds an even more bizarre twist.
That's what we get with "My Bloody Valentine 3D."
Ten years ago in a town named Harmony, a deranged miner killed more than 20 of his co-workers underground. Finally, the local sheriff managed to shoot the maniac and end his brutal rampage.
A decade later, Tom (Jensen Ackles) whose dad owned the mine, returns to Harmony on the anniversary of the murders. But soon thereafter the killing starts again.
That makes people suspicious of Tom and only his old flame Sarah (Jaime King) believes in his innocence. But that doesn't solve the mystery of who is picking off Harmony's citizens one at a time. Only a trip back underground in the old mine will yield the clues needed to stop the carnage.
"My Bloody Valentine 3D" doesn't break any horror movie ground. In fact, director Patrick Lussier almost gleefully throws plenty of familiar stereotypes right at you. And I mean that literally. Probably the best part of this film is the 3d aspect, where you have to dodge pickaxes and the occasional random body part.
However, if you're satisfied with jumpy thrills and a story that doesn't take too much brain power to figure out then this movie will serve you just find. I especially liked the visuals. They're fun to look at as the filmmakers use more and more inventive ways to play up the 3D.
On my rating scale, "My Bloody Valentine 3D" earns a Double.
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