films seen
2
average score
3.25*
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status
Alive and kicking
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Solid pieces

Wrong Turn

2021 / 109m - USA
Horror
3.5*/5.0*
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What's in a name? This film is supposed to be a Wrong Turn reboot, but I've seen countless films that were more closely related to the Wrong Turn franchise than this one, only released under a different title. It makes you wonder whether they folded this film into the franchise hoping to recoup some money, or whether director Nelson simply did his own thing regardless of people's expectations.

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This reboot is relatively low on gore and there are no mutated cannibals. Just a couple of lost teens in the woods that bump into a society of outcasts. Under any other name nobody would've even made the link with the Wrong Turn franchise, but that's where we are. Best prepare yourself before watching this film, especially if you can't make that switch halfway through.

If you manage to put the whole branding issues aside, Nelson's film has a lot of merit. The Foundation is mysterious, the styling is on point, the film has some pretty crude kills and some proper twists, and the cinematography is well above par. It's a fine, moody and mysterious horror film, a bit long maybe, but more than satisfying. It's just no Wrong Turn. I personally didn't care, but you'd better be warned.

The inoffensive

The Domestics

2018 / 95m - USA
Thriller, Sci-fi
3.0*/5.0*
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A very basic but perfectly decent and amusing post-apocalyptic thriller. The Domestics is not a film that's going to acquire too many passionate fans, but people looking to find some proper post-apocalyptic filler could do a lot worse. Just don't expect anything original and you're pretty much set with this one.

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Humanity has reset itself. A poisonous gas has killed most people, the few survivors that are left have to make the best of it. Mark and Nina are a married couple who are on the road to visit Nina's parents. It's a dangerous trip, as the wastelands are rules by gangs who are keen to murder anyone who comes along.

The performances are mediocre and Nelson doesn't put too much effort into bringing his post-apocalyptic future to life. He borrows heavily from landmark films that came before. But there are some pretty fun action scenes and the usual deceit and betrayal. Simple but decent genre work, nothing more, nothing less.