Sunday, October 03, 2010

The Final

(2010) **1/2

This film strikes close to the heart of many of us. Anyone who spent a considerable length of time and effort trying to avoid a bully in school. I know all too well the knot that suddenly erupts in your stomach when they enter a room. After school they stand waiting to harass causing that abrupt end to an otherwise pleasant day. Fortunately I only had to suffer the wrath of one of these evil brutes. The dreaded female man-beast with steel wool hair and a four inch gap between her teeth. The thought of her makes me shudder. Lucky for me she got transferred to a new school after making my Freshman year a living hell. The worst off were those certain students that seemed to have a huge target on their backs. Those kids who you can clearly remember getting picked on from grammar school on up. The Final revolves around just such a group of these easy marks. They get together and devise a plan to exact revenge on their tormenters.


The problem I had with The Final is that the bullies were bully enough. The wimps weren't wimpy enough either. I really wanted to feel like I could cheer them on but it just didn't do it for me. Without that sense of justification any pipe in the ass effect is going to be weak at best. I think they were going for more of a reality feeling. Although I can appreciate the effort, nothing beats a solid revenge flick with a satisfying pipe in the ass.

4 comments:

DCD said...

I love that this is the second review that has mentioned "pipe in the ass." That whole phrase/story/concept cracks me up.

Whirlygirl said...

This sounds like one to skip. The first picture really annoys me.

Landshark said...

I was actually thinking the other day, "what's the awesome phrase JSP's dad came up with to describe a guy getting his due at the end of a movie..."

I knew it was going to come in handy this month.

Octopunk said...

What's with all the Greek costumes? Frat nonsense?

Pipe In The Ass is an extremely valuable diagnostic tool. And all you need is a pipe!