Let Us Prey (2014)
Eddie Dick, Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell
David Cairns, Fiona Watson
Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin
Creative Scotland, Fantastic Films, Greenhouse Media Investment, Irish Film Board, Makar Productions
1 Hour and 32 Minutes (92 Min)
United Kingdom, Ireland
The interpretations of two protagonists, some moments that are frightening and nobody can deny that there is action.
Uneven film with script problems resulting in leaving unsatisfied viewers who waited a smart movie.
The us Let us Prey comes from Scotland, a country which, although it won't say how it has tradition in horror movies, give us some masterpieces like "Dog Soldiers" and the original "The Wicker Man". In this Scottish production starring o always qualitative and badass Liam Cunningham and Pollyanna McIntosh of "The Woman", which masquerades as the new police which from the very first night on the job has to deal with everything. From hostile co-workers until the "Horde" criminals who will end up in the cells of kratitirioy.
The 2 police patrol bring to the Department a man who claimed to be a victim of a hit and run and through the balance changed. The mysterious man he exerts influence over others unaccounted for prisoners and pushes them to admit things that nobody wanted to admit. As we get closer to midnight, increasingly wild incidents occur between prisoners and police, until final cleanup.
The Let Us Prey is the first feature film of Director Brian O'Malley.
First of all, the film is cinematically gorgeous. The opening shots are stylized and the location (the movie was filmed in Scotland and Ireland) ideal to give Let us Prey a distant and cold atmosphere. The Pollyanna McIntosh is very good in her role as young but hardened COP though does not catch the standard of "The Woman". The show steals the Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones), which gives the character of the mochthirotita, ainigmatikotita that need sharing some humorous one-liners with the flegmatiko British style. Also the whole premise of the movie had many opportunities but unfortunately Let us Prey is not the film that shows that it could be done.
Director Brian O'Malley although shows that has potential in direction helped him not scenario. The first Act sets the stage for the chaos that will come later, but devoted much time in relations between the (many) characters, without however managed to pique us very interesting mainly because these characters are extremely obnoxious and not with the way it was supposed to be the villain of a film. Among other things, part of the one-liners that supposedly is cool and deep, end up being uncomfortable. Another problem is the lack of rhythm as well as the lack of momentum with effect until the finale the Viewer to be exhausted. Also, some people will be inconvenienced, and from moments of zero intelligence of secondary characters. Blood and violence there is enough with the effects (either practically or CGI) is badly made.
Let Us PreyMovie Review Highlights
- H scene that one prisoner commits suicide by hitting his head on the railings.
- A grisly murder using the leg of a table.
- The final scene.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!