Red State-Bloody City (2011)
Michael Angarano, Kerry Bishé, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Michael Parks, Kevin Pollak, Stephen Root
The Harvey Boys
1 Hour and 28 Minutes (88 Min)
Fear God / Love thy neighbor
The "Red State" is certainly not another ordinary film with sects and paranoid religious organizations. Not that it doesn't have the typical characteristics of a horror film of a particular class (e.g. increased paranoia, the charismatic and very evil a bellwether of sect) but varies with the addition of several moments of action and pistolidioy.
Let's take things from the beginning. In a small provincial town of US three minors have arranged to visit the caravan of a relatively large prostitute age to experience the ultimate sexual experience. Eventually instead finding pleasure are faced with an ineffable nightmare as captured by members of the reinvigorated Christian sect that operates in the region and it's going to be punished for their sins by death! But circumstances bring into andro sect who courted strong police forces the heretics and is the only hope of abductees to survive. Will they succeed?
The film essentially is divided into two parts: in the first part we watch the captivity of three new and horror moments experienced. In the second the prolonged exchange of fire between members of the sect and police officers who were besieging their church. The first part is the closest in terror recalling a bit of unsettling atmosphere of "Hostel". The second imitation of action films that focus on the theme of hostage and police siege.
During filming the young actor Kyle Garner suffered panic attack when tied to the cross in the Church of the sect. The bystanders did not understand at the outset that it was true outburst and thought the actor was pretending.
Personally I enjoyed more the first place that exudes CAkey air constructed psychological terror. When crashing nose police forces things significantly xecheilwnoyn but without entirely losing their interest. The long John Goodman in the role of the Chief of police at least gives a good interpretation though surely we've enjoyed more in other films. Generally these interpretations is one of the strengths of "Red State".
Also through the film attempted social critique of homophobia, fundamentalism and the ypersyntiritismo through the tortuous emergence in their sermons of the leader of the sect. What seems to be missing from the "Red State" is his inventiveness in utilization of numerous characters and the very structure of the action. The inspiration seems to dry up early enough and not seeing events that will entertain us or will keep the movie in our memory for long.
In other words, we conclude that the "Red State" represents a satisfactory implementation of the action-horror repertoire but misses the opportunity to emerge further. And it's a shame because clearly the conditions existed …
Red StateMovie Review Highlights
- An impressive gunshot to the eye of a police officer.
- The paranoid finale with the sounds the trumpet to dominate … comes the second coming?
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!
Good interpretations, rich action, atmosphere of paranoia and fear during captivity of three teenagers and the reasons that lead the high priest of the sect.
Lack of inventive ideas, the minimum scenario-based facilities, the awkward and incomplete use of certain characters.