Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Perfect Getaway

A Perfect Getaway stars Milla Jovovich (of Resident Evil hotness), Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, and some other chick named Kieli Sanchez. It’s about a couple on their honeymoon in Hawaii. They travel to a secluded island to do some hiking and hear about murders on another island. The killers are, of course, still at large.

Husband and I both thought the movie got off to a very slow start. A long time passed between the beginning and when the action actually commenced. There was some tension after the main couple met up with another couple, but for the most part, the first half hour to forty five minutes or so was somewhat dull.

Once the action took off, the movie improved significantly. There were a few genuinely gruesome parts, which is always a plus. I think when the blood is lightly sprinkled throughout a story, those parts have more impact, don’t you think? With movies like Hostel, you sort of get to the point where the injuries lose their impact. It’s like – oh good, a needle through the eye, ooh not another severed limb, whatever will we do.

A Perfect Getaway was alright. If you can catch it on HBO or whatever, it’s worth watching. I wouldn’t make a trip to the video store for it though. It gets a B-.

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