|Yes, you should have known better. Now stop pouting.|
|"I should go look in there..."|
|I think at this point, I'd stop calling her a whore if I were you...|
Rape/revenge movies are an acquired taste. They're usually stark and brutal, and on most levels, they're profoundly disturbing. Sure, the revenge aspect of things seem to make it all right in the end, but the slow and brutal build up that comes before that vindication is a tough thing to sit through for most folk. There's a reason that these movies were big in the 70's for a while and then disappeared for the most part... there's not a lot of fun involved for the audience.
That being said, these types of movies do have a strong and necessary message in them that begs to be heard, and it's basically "do unto others..." Sadly, in real life, these types of crimes go mostly unpunished for the most part, if they're even reported in the first place, and therein lies the beauty of a movie like this; the sick fucks of the world whom prey upon the innocent and chaste get what they deserve and more, even if it's only on film. It's almost like our own personal revenge, and damn if it doesn't feel good to see, even if it's incredibly tough to watch.
Sarah Butler will make you like her, feel for her, feel her pain, and cheer her on through all of the unspeakable acts that she partakes in, because she deserves her revenge. She's also a cutie, which never hurts things. Conversely, the villains of the film will make you seethe with anger, especially Johnny and the Sheriff; they're played to evil perfection by Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard. You will hate them, and I'm talking an extra special kind of hate here. The bottom line is that the cast did their jobs admirably, and pulled exactly what they were supposed to out of us, emotionally.
|He got punched so hard his eyes are red!|
|That smile is a trap!|
|The worst kind of trouble.|
|Personally, I'd take the fishhooks in the eyes, if I got a choice.|
|She is vengeance.|
Bottom line is, this flick delivers the uncomfortable, messy goods.
Sarah Butler is destined to be a genre great, if she's so inclined. First though, she's intent on finishing this puzzle...
|I know where one piece will fit...|