Monday, March 28, 2011

The Hills Have Eyes (2006): Haiku on Torture Porn

I watched The Hills Have Eyes, Alexandre Aja's remake of Wes Craven's 1977 fillm, while feverish.  This may have increased my distaste for it.  I don't have time for a full reflection on the value of gore-fests except to say that without plot, humor, or character they don't charm me.  Instead, I'll express my sentiments with a few haiku (well, maybe not haiku by traditional definitions, but they do follow the 5-7-5 structure, anyway).

Baby at gunpoint
See man burned alive, so gross
Pickaxe in a face

Lesson learned from film
Mutants are always evil
Let’s fear the deformed

Story: ten percent
Violence and gore: the rest
Redeeming features?  

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