Playing with Dolls full movie review - Playing with... wrong script....wrong everything?
**** May contain strong spoilers ****
This is a review made by StoneDraim... and that means that if you want to read a probably different kind of review, keep reading....
This is my personal experience, my personal point of view/perspective and my personal opinion... and my opinion is just one of like 7 billions in this world.
Quality of the movie filmed in is kind of grey and "gives the impression of a cheap movie". The music opening the movie is all around lousy in the fact that the piece of sound is totally apart from what would be appropriate for the script; a girl runs through the forest with blood on the waist. A serial killer looking a little like Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is going behind her, chasing her, just as in Friday the 13th. A shot shows that the girl is running away and is at least like 40 metres away from the girl. Then suddenly another shot is showing the killer and he's like 20 metre behind her....she is running, he is walking. What!? The synthesizer sounds creating the music and the beat also gives the impression of a cheap and bad production. At the same time as the girl is running, two men are fighting in the woods. Very bad acting and clear missed fighting hits, as I could see after like 10 seconds that they miss each other clearly. The testosterone sign that they are "very cool and very hard" is just so lame directed and overexplicit that the poor actors is shown even worse than they probably are. The blood and the dirt in their faces screams out; "Hey...look...we can use this kind of make-up to save money!". One of the guys look a little like TOm Cruise; I imagine that the trick is to get a actor that looks alike another well known actor to draw audience. When the fighting guys starts to talk....OH MY... OH MY....the terrible acting, the terrible dialogue. They are fighting at a completely different location with green surroundings... the girl is running in snow. The fact can be that there can be snow and green trees close to each other...but... COME ON! How could they hear her scream far away besides when they are fighting? On top of that, one of the guys says that there is a girl being killed right now.... HOW....HOW could he know that? This manuscript is so bad that I seriously started to think about filing a complaint for emotional distress. The lighting shifts from take to take.... sometimes even when the two guys talk to each other... from a moody grey dawn to suddenly bright light into the next second..... really!? I continued watch for like three minutes and could write...oh, let's say 2 pages just about errors, bad sound editing, bad manuscript, illusive small things happening all the time. OK...so this is just like 10 minutes into the movie.... should I ramble on, or am I coming across to you?
(I know there were two guys in Sweden writing and filming a short psychological thriller for about 20 years ago, as a master thesis. They were total amateur and their friend played the main character (that was in fact I who played that role). The name of the movie were "Skendöd" (eng.: Apparent dead / Apparently dead) and my point here is; that movie were better and more professional than this one.)
Over to the movie as a product: - The production : Do I really need to write more here? - The actors : Do I really need to write more here? - The story : A serial killer chasing for more victims taking the nipples of women. Could have been an almost approved thing going on here....and now.... just leave me alone. - Entertainment : Entertained to compare this "production" to other great productions... seeing and appreciating good quality movies. Interesting as reference to bad movies. Because this is poor. - Age : Just. Forget. It.
2,3 out of 10. (The final rate is based most on my own entertainment of the movie. 3 Bad. Weak. Foul. 2 Amateur, small-time, bad... and misconduct.)