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not done living.
subjected to the MARTYRS hype since this yearâ€™s Cannes Film Festival. Martyrs
this, Martyrs that, la-di-da. Now that I finally got to ring its neck and bash
its skull onto the corner of my coffee tableâ€¦ was it worth the kill or should
I have set my sights on another/better victim? Nope, MARTYRS did just fine!
Laugierâ€™s MARTYRS was all that and a bag of chips. Yet another rock hard entry
into the new wave gore films that have been spitting out of
emotionally charged, mind toying and unapologetically grisly revenge story. Talk
about going for the jugular and ripping it off Road House style. Damn! The hook
to all of it was the two lead actressesâ€™ credible and engaging performances. I
loved being with them, I felt for their predicament and rooted for them to find
the answers. The sinker was the in your face violence (the shotgun fun found
here was tops), the unpredictable chain of events, the powerful mystery and the
potent suspense. Hooker ass goes to
Laugier for knowing how to build up, execute and milk tension. Straight up that
the Grudge-ish like crawling dame thatâ€™s in this flick scared the dawn of the
f*ck out of me.
somewhat had me on the fence was in its last block. The film shifted in pacing
and tone and gave us the â€śwhyâ€ť behind the madness. And although I respected
the audacity, the against the grain vibe and the excessive nature of it all, I
felt it didnâ€™t make 100% sense (why the X Files outfits again) and it dragged
on for way too long. Being that I am extremely desensitized to violence, the
ringer didnâ€™t get the intended reaction out of me. Instead of getting ruined
by this last block I got impatient in a â€śjust end alreadyâ€ť kind of way. With
that said, even though the filmâ€™s uppercut didnâ€™t break my glass jaw, it had
a huge set of BALLS and the bravado attempt at knocking my ass out in such a
brave, vicious yet EXISTENTIAL (you heard me) manner was appreciated byt this
jack-twat. Who knew?
All in all MARTYRS was a visceral ride that will leave nobody indifferent. Youâ€™ll love it, youâ€™ll hate it or/and youâ€™ll get your ass whooped by it. Shite, some people fainted at my screening. FAINTED! Bicthesâ€¦.he he heâ€¦ just kidding. Stop suffering the martyrs that is this see review and seek out MARTYRS already!