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V. A. M. Edwards "Wierzbowski" (Oxford, England)

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Cargo [DVD]
Cargo [DVD]
Dvd ~ Martin Rapold
Price: £6.00

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sci-fi fans will enjoy it but it is a flawed film, 17 July 2010
This review is from: Cargo [DVD] (DVD)
Cargo is the latest in a slew of sci-fi films that tackle the ideas of claustraphobia, realism and surrealism at times. I mean just check out the tagline for this and then the one for 'Pandorum'. The things that Cargo lacks are a sense of originality. You feel you're being given a meal you've had yesterday but this time it hasn't been cooked as well. The acting is also only passable and the characters seem very cookie-cutter. The film is also shy on big twists as most of them can be expected and towards the end, the director threw in some artsy filters over scenes making them hyperreal and they ended up looking dumb . However Cargo does have its good points. No.1 is the atmosphere it creates. At times, it has some real tension mainly in the begining and you can feel yourself being sucked into the world it constructs itself but what really makes the film interesting to watch is the visuals. For a micro-budget film, the effects guys really outdid themselves and despite the films lack of action, some of the space-shuttle scenes are truly breathtaking minus the odd dodgy CGI shot that slips through.
All in all a worthy entry that had a similar feel to Dante 01. and a nice foray by the Swiss into sci-fi. Could have been better though.

The Final Destination  (Two-Disc Special Edition) [3D] [DVD]
The Final Destination (Two-Disc Special Edition) [3D] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bobby Campo
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.34

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 27 Dec. 2009
If you're expecting five star acting, a real sense of a twisting plot that is even more thrilling than the other installments then give this one a miss. The Final Destination is a basic taking of the central premise and doing it over in graphic, 3D glory. So why buy it? Well it is just a straight forward thrill ride with an excellent soundtrack and some brutal deaths. It manages to keep a balance between dark and disgusting and witty and camp. However, be warned, this DVD's special features are severely lacking. Write a complaint to New Line like i have that they are stiffing the DVD customers.

One Missed Call [DVD] [2008]
One Missed Call [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Shannyn Sossamon
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.53

3.0 out of 5 stars One Missed Call is One More Like The Grudge, 18 July 2009
This review is from: One Missed Call [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
One Missed Call is in the very same vein as The Grudge or The Ring or Dark Water. It has a very J horror kind of feel that adds to a very creepy atmosphere and this film is just full of disturbing visuals that are used to their greatest effect. However, the film has some BIG drawbacks. For one you dont really care about any of the characters and it seems like they're holding back on a lot of the death scenes, making the movie about as enjoyable as White Noise 2. There is a bit of an homage to Final Destination during parts of act 1 but though interesting it doesn't make the movie a winner. The plot is a bit complicated and it kind of seems to be trying to make you afraid of your cell phone.

Worth a watch as a good popcorn kind of movie but it's not one that will stick with you unless you get really creeped out by the visuals.

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