Monday, May 10, 2010
The Final (2010)
Dane (Marc Donato), an unpopular high school student, leads a group of outcasts seeking revenge on the popular kids who harassed and humiliated them for years -- and their plan includes gruesome forms of torture learned in history class and horror films. Confining the bullies at the remote house Dane inherited, the outcasts turn the tables and subject their victims to a night of grisly treatment in this gory horror flick.
I hope this wasn't one of the best in the 8 movies to die for in the ADH series. This started out as a revenge film for a bunch of high school kids that always got picked on and slowly moves into the night of the party where they play out their planned revenge on their bullies. Once the violence and torture start you think things are going to really get gruesome but it just never lives up to the hype we hear throughout the first part of the movie. There are a few kills and we do have some torture but it wasn't the kind where some people turn their heads or close their eyes type. Overall this was worth watching but it was missing that certain something that could have put it over the top and made it a classic.
You wouldn't get much from seeing the title in combination with the cover. You would think it's some sort of "The Ring" rip off set in a school. It's actually about abused teens giving their torturers their due. The beginning had some incredibly bad dialogue and set up. The lines are so blunt they should be put on a sandwich board. The characters are so one dimensional in the beginning you want to pray they have all their mouths sewn shut. Apparently, they go to a school where no teacher wants to interfere or stop with these shenanigans.There are plot threads that go nowhere and it's a strange running continuity of never seeing faces any of the faces of their parents and adults. Once the party begins it actually gets exciting. It gets tense and raises some pretty interesting concepts. I turned my opinion with the turn of the character's developments. It's not as gruesome as other current movies, but it gets the job done.