Movie Review: My Bloody Valentine 3D

Movie Review: My Bloody Valentine 3D

Summary: There is a killer on the loose during Valentine’s Day.

Published January 15, 2009

3dSummary : There is a killer on the loose during Valentine’s Day. He lives in a mine and attacks naked teens, pretty girls and macho boys all for revenge. “My Bloody Valentine 3D” is a remake from the 1981 version of the same name.

Review : Yes, it’s stupid, ridiculously gory and you might lose brain cells with each passing second—but you might have some fun. The original “My Bloody Valentine” from 1981 was pretty atrocious so you can not expect much from “My Bloody Valentine 3D,” which needed the 3D gimmick.

The movie does not take itself too seriously and plays right to the sensibilities of horror fans: violence, screaming and a who-done-it. As one can imagine, the plot is predictable and when it’s not, it’s so farfetched that it isn’t worth thinking too hard about it.

The good thing about bad horror films is that many up and coming actors get their start in these tragedies. Renee Zellweger was in “The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and Samuel L. Jackson was in “The Exorcist III.” There might be some hope for the actors in this film. No one was terrible, even by horror movie standards.

Special effects wise, “My Bloody Valentine 3D” was right on point. Coupled with the 3D effects, you felt as if you were on a virtual rollercoaster ride. Axes being thrown at you, campy running for your life scenes and some gruesome death scenes that resembled a video game is what the film offers. Unfortunately, this is not a movie you’d want to see twice. One time is enough.

This is the type of movie you see on a date—scream, cover your eyes and jump with the person next to you. Thankfully, "My Bloody Valentine 3D" knows it is a bad movie, which makes it good for its genre. However, if you do not like horror films, this is not the one that will transcend your senses.

"My Bloody Valentine 3D" is in theatres today.

Written by Clay Cane


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