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Alyce Kills (2011) Movie Review

Alyce Kills (2011) Movie Review
Alyce Kills (2011) Movie Review

Alyce Kills (2011) Movie Review

Released : May 24th, 2013

Reviewed : Feb.9th, 2014

Genre : Horror

Film Length : 90 Minutes

 

Alyce Kills is a film with a good premise that just ends up being too slow for it’s own good.

The story follows socially disturbed Alyce (Jade Dornfeld) who after getting back with a friend and having a fun night out on the town accidentally pushes her friend off the top of her buildings roof. After feeling the guilt of what she has done she slowly begins going insane. Trying to continue going through her single life with a dead end job her mind just continues going down. Soon she starts killing everyone that has wronged her in a path of trying to enlighten herself to make her mistake seem valid.

You can almost classify the film into three different sections all with different genres. We go from thriller, to drama, finally ending it with horror. Unfortunately only one of those genres do the movie any justice. The beginning and middle of the film while setting up the final act and showcasing Alyce’s declining mental state suffers from being slow. The dialog is too often boring and lifeless. To help with the dialog they added many dark scenes during the middle of the movie with dark close ups on characters faces almost to illustrate the darkness and despair some are going through.

Alyce Kills (2011)
Alyce Kills (2011)

Other than Alyce (Jade Dornfeld) you won’t find any other interesting or memorable characters. Jade Dornfeld does a rather good job portraying a insane person who is trying to make a bad situation seem okay in her head. Most other characters though can be classified under generic categories. You have the party girl best friend, cheater boyfriend, ex best friend, drug dealer, etc.

Thankfully the final act is the saving grace. The movie suddenly gets extremely violent. While it does go from 0 to 100 the graphic violence works and makes the rest of the movie feel like a build up to what people actually want to see. While the violence also feels comical because of how bad the dialog gets when it occurs it still is nice to see none the less.

Overall while the premise had potential if done better sadly the violence cannot save the drag that the first 3/4ths of the film is. Having bland characters and horrible dialog doesn’t help either. There are so many movies with similar plots that do this better that you can check out. I just can’t recommend this too much.

 

Score :

3/10

 

Batman Issue #1 (2011) Comic Book Review

Batman Issue #1 (2011) Comic Book Review
Batman Issue #1 (2011) Comic Book Review

Batman Issue #1 (2011) Comic Book Review

Released : Sept 21st, 2011

Reviewed : May 27th, 2013

Publisher : DC Comics

 

Review :

 

Another new series for Batman comics to start with this time dealing with a much darker and more violent Gotham this time.

Taken from Bruce Wayne’s eye we get to see the dark ruins of Gotham and the effort of one man on a mission to restore what he believes can be a great city. While most of the issue revolves around Bruce making the statement of how “Gotham is…” various things and how just because one person describes Gotham in a bad light doesn’t mean that what everyone thinks it is or can be. We see Bruce take another party under him with the agenda being more ways to improve Gotham as a city.

The opening section of the issue is a great opener while not only showing some well renown villains in the Batman universe but also showing the technology that Bruce Wayne has been able to make at the moment. You also get a brief panel showing with the likes of Robin, Nightwing, and Red Robin.

What really makes this a great kickoff though is the ending which focuses on the beginning of a grisly murder scene where Batman shows off his keen and high tech detective skills with a cliffhanger that shows that this series will carry on to be a full expansive story line. It also helps that the general look of the Batman times are dark and gritty with a rather graphic murder that really puts you into the environment of the Gotham that Bruce wants to take away. The gritty Gotham that people know and love is here at full display.

Overall this sets the opener to what will be a great memorable series for Batman. Setting the tone of a dark and gritty story that will surely throw some twists our way this a highly recommended reading for any Batman fan.

 

Score :

 

9/10