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Three and a half for effort.,
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This review is from: The Ruins [DVD] (DVD)
I missed out on seeing this at the cinema which I thought was a shame at the time, but having now seen it in dvd, I would class this as a film to be enjoyed on a sick day or on a rainy saturday/sunday afternoon.
Certainly it's not original- annoying yanks head to Mexico, try to do something different and end up being terrorized by killer plants. Let's face it, how many American actors must there be waiting in the wings prepared to play the same boring role of beefy guy and blond girl, all of whom you realise are destined to die a nasty death. However, that aside, there are some genuinely scary moments in this film and it is the not the turkey other reviewers might have you believe.
But, next time you are in Mexico, if you hear a phone ringing in some ivy, avoid at all costs!
Worth a watch, but rent rather then buy.