Friday, October 11, 2013

Rites of Passage (2012)

As the government shutdown news continues to grow, and the idiots in Washington continue to target veterans, my frustration builds. Amazingly, it seems as if veteran’s like myself, do not need anything, and the benefits that we earned protecting the Constitution are but toys for the crooked Globalist establishment.  Well, enough on that for tonight. To get back into the swing of things, I decided to check out the  2012 indie flick Rites of Passage.

Plot/ An anthropology student invites his classmates and professor to his family's abandoned ranch, once a sacred Chumash burial ground, to recreate an ancient ceremony.

I am always for finding a low budget entry, and that is exactly what this is. Like most in this vein, Rites of Passage is definitely a mixed bag, something one should expect when venturing into this realm. While the pacing was off and it took some time getting started, it definitely had some entertaining elements and eye candy.  However, even with the mindless slasher elements, there is a lot that was more than uneven. The acting is all over, the characterization so-so, the characters miserable, the storyline too layered with sub-plots and there was an extremely disjointed feel to the entire movie; almost like there was a battle with the script in the overall direction of the flick. In the end, this is far from perfect and is just another entry into the mindless bin. Sure, there are worse films, but that should be no reason to run out and grab this. 

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