Sunday, September 14, 2014

Shame the Devil (2013)

Although I have had some entertaining moments over the past couple days, I was definitely busy between high school football games, middle school soccer, softball and band performances. When you throw in some Diablo III, it is easy to see how I did not get to the blog. Of course, it would also be because I am trying to finish Fringe as well. Next up for review is the 2013 British entry Shame the Devil.

Plot/ A London detective tracking a serial killer finds the killers "truth or die" methods take him to New York to solve the case.

While I had no real expectations for this one, I was still left with an empty disappointing feeling after watching it. In fact, if you have seen any movies in the Saw franchise, you have already seen better versions of this one. From the outset, the cliché moments and clear duplication of the Saw model are abundant. From there, it cascades into more of the same, without the class of the Saw franchise. The scripting is uneven, the dialog is subpar, the acting rough, and the is nothing to draw you into the movie. In the end, this was a hard movie to watch and offers nothing new (not even any blood or gore). Honestly, re-watch one of installments from the Saw franchise, you would have a more enjoyable time.

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