Man, this should have been a movie that I loved. A story of two new roommates that don’t hit it off, their ire for each other blooming into the absolute absurd in a ridiculously short time. Yet, I didn’t love it at all. It had a few moments that I found entertaining, but overall, it just seemed poorly executed. Maybe I am just getting too old to appreciate absurdity like I used to.
No way! This movie could have been better. I’m not old!
Psycho III (1986)
Directed by Anthony Perkins.
This third installment was helmed by Norman Bates himself, and unlike the second film, this one treads on familiar territory. Many of the moments from the first film are revisited here, with little twists along the way. The shower scene. The scene on the stairs. Even how the woman dresses and looks. I enjoyed it, but it was pretty flawed. I did like it better than Psycho II.
Spoiler. The new shower scene was wonderful. Norman (as his mother) goes to kill the girl, just as he/she did it the first movie, only to find as the curtain is drawn back that she has slit her wrists. Instead of killing her as his mother, he saves her as himself. This was good stuff.
Wrong Turn (2003)
Directed by Rob Schmidt, who also did the underrated Crime + Punishment in Suburbia
This movie treads on so many familiar places that it is hard to recognize as its own film. The plot is basically The Hills Have Eyes in the woods. There really isn’t a lot to say other than that, though it doesn’t make it a bad movie. I watched it back when it came out, and had since forgotten everything about it. Still, re-watching it was entertaining, though I’ll probably forget about it tomorrow.
Not Really Worth It
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
The very definition of Meh. It is very pretty, but why do I need a pretty movie with a bunch of bad songs added in, when I already have a pretty movie with the same story and only good songs? It did make me laugh a few times.