Monday, August 17, 2009

The Horsemen (2009) R - 2½ Stars

This is so not my cup of tea in a movie with its violent torture and makes it that much harder for me to review. I'm so not into slasher dicer type movies and this one brutally excels at it. It's been said it copies movies like Saw and Silence of the Lambs, and where there are some connections it's no where near on the same excellence plain. Starring Dennis Quaid, and the trailer looking good, it actually started out captivating my attention. But I question why the heck Quaid signed up for this one. His lines are cliche and where did the casting of Zhang Ziyi come from playing a young innocent teen age girl. If his son feels such abandonment from his father after the mothers death, why does he set him up to be gone even more? Lots of family issues going on here and the ending pretty much sucks.

Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid) is an Indianapolis homicide detective that has just lost his beloved wife. He has now pulled away from his two sons, Alex (Lou Taylor Pucci) and Sean (Liam James) while trying to loose himself in his work. After a new set of serial killing, plague the town, all linked by the words "Come and See." As he studies more of the puzzle, he finds the a terrifying connection between himself and the Biblical prophecies of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Famine - Pestilence - War - Death.

Focus Features, Lionsgate
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Writer: Dave Callaham
Producers: Andrew Form, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller
I viewed 7/09

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