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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Review: Frontier(s)


Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Horror
Format: DVD
Director: Xavier Gens


They should have done that to the director.

Okay, after a very long wait, I finally get to see what the hype is all about. Let's get it out of the way then: This movie is a big disappointment. It looks like out of the recent batch of supposedly great French horror movie releases, only Inside was noteworthy. What can one really expect from a director that later got himself involved in the movie version of the Hitman video games?


Drench her in blood because that looks scary!

The story borrows heavily from Hostel and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Even so, it still fails to deliver any form of excitement to its proceedings. A bunch of friends rob a bank during a political upheaval that has befallen modern France. On their way to travel out of the country via separate vehicles, they have decided to rendezvous at a suspicious looking hostel in the middle of nowhere. You know the drill. The establishment is run by a family of cannibalistic Nazis and they have their hungry eyes set on the youngsters. What follows is a bunch of really uninspired scenes of brutality. The death scenes lack any visceral impact and there is one that will make you scream "Hostel rip-off!" at the top of your lungs. It is true that there is a lot of blood being spilled in the film but if you want to see someone gets killed in a movie nowadays, you want to see it done with a flair of humor, creativity, or nastiness not even remotely displayed here.


Leatherface he is not.

The character development is paper thin, the gore is lame, and the political underpinnings are so contrived and irrelevant to the movie. It is obvious that Xavier Gens didn't know where he was going when he was constructing this from bits and pieces of different elements from other successful horror gems. What he ended up with is a horror wannabe that is forced, boring, and undeserving of its puzzling accolades.

RATING: 1 out of 5

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

FUCK YOU. FRONTIERS RULES. YOU HAVE A HORRIBLE TASTE IN MOVIES AND NO THEY SHOULDNT HAVE DONE THAT TO THE DIRECTOR THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT TO YOU FOR BEING A WHINY BITCH SO THEY DONT HAVE TO HEAR YOUR BITCHIN SHUT UP THIS IS NOT A DISAPPOINTMENT THIS REVIEW IS. GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU UNGRATEFUL LITTLE SHIT.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE YOU'RE A LOUSY DOUCHEY WHINY BASTARD, A POOR EXCUSE FOR A REVIEWER. HOW DARE YOU SAY SUCH BAD THINGS LIKE THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT TO THE DIRECTOR BULLSHIT. WHY YOU BITCHY? LOOK AT MR. MAYNARD MORRISSEY AT LEAST HE DOESN'T BITCH A LOT AND ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT MOVIES ARE GOOD AND WHAT MOVIES ARE BAD UNLIKE YOU. GEEZ QUIT BITCHIN ALL THE TIME AND JUST BE GRATEFUL THIS MOVIE WAS CREATED. IT'S MEANINGFUL, FANTASTIC, NEVER A DISAPPOINTMENT AND THE POSTER IS WHAT THEY REALLY SHOULDVE DONE TO THE DIRECTOR. THIS MOVIE RULES AND IF YOU DONT HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY DONT SAY IT AT ALL AND GET A LIFE.

Anonymous said...

This movie terrible? Two words: FUCK NO. What you said in the beginning THEY SHOULD'VE DONE THIS TO THE DIRECTOR WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU. ARE YOU FUCKING CRAZY? WHY WOULD YOU SAY SUCH A TERRIBLE THING LIKE THAT? I KNOW YOU HATED THIS MOVIE BUT WHAT YOU SAID IS GOING TOO FAR. STOP BEING AN IDIOT AND GROW UP.

Anonymous said...

I apoogize for the other three but I disagree on you're review. But the real reason they hate you is ebcause of what you said about the director. Geez if you hate a movie so much, don't go too far next time as to say something like that. "They should've done this to the director" is bullshit. LOUSY WORTHLESS BULLSHIT. Do us all a favor, next time you review, try not to say lousy garbage like that ever again.