Monday, October 31, 2011

Don't Look Up

(2009) **1/2

Director Bela Olt is filming a legendary story of a gypsy woman who made a pact with a gypsy devil (not to be confused with an ordinary devil), to give up her first born child (no the devil’s name is not Rumplestiltskin) in exchange for a marriage to an esteemed man. The villagers murdered her daughter Matya because she bore the mark of the devil. As they film her story, Matya’s ghost keeps appearing on the film. The director presses onward anyway and he begins to go mad. As the director becomes insane, so did I, insane with lack of interest that is. This was an interesting idea that was poorly executed. All the elements are there for it to be a descent film, but it never quite hits the mark. It’s not scary for one thing, it’s riddled with bad cgi and cheap overdone scare attempts. I’d advise leaving this one on the shelf.


JPX said...

It's too bad that it's bad because that picture is terrific!

Catfreeek said...

Yeah, it's the best part of the film.

Octopunk said...

Hmm, it's kind of a direct ripoff of the money shot of Ringu, no?

Now, if the devil's promised your fist born and then she gets killed by villagers, is the devil pissed? Or was the bargain fulfulled with her being marked and he was stupid to advertise?