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Its about time that we got to talk about a good movie for a change, as all of the junkers we've been watching of late have begun to wear on us...
Kill List is an interesting little movie that's best described as two British hit men run afoul of... well, we don't really want to say as it will ruin things a bit. Let's just break down the plot like this: after a job gone wrong, two British hit men decide to pull one last job (never heard this plot synopsis before, have you?), only to find that the job goes deeper and ha more creepy twists than they bargained for...
So yeah, we just described the plot of most generic, b-grade action flicks, although Kill List is anything but. What we have here is a movie about some hit men that descends into some crazy horror territory as it wears on, ending smack dab in the middle of WTF-ville. The end of Kill List seems to have divided audiences into love it or hate it camps; as for us, we liked it but think that it happened so suddenly and ended so abruptly, that it really didn't have time to affect us as it should have. It also left us with some questions that will no doubt ever have clear answers, and that is never a good thing in our book.
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We can say that the movie didn't shy away from the violence, some of which was pretty cringe-inducing. It is about hit men after all, so you'd hope there would be some good whacking going on, right? Where the movie truly shines though, is in the subtlety of whats really going on underneath the surface if things; as we said before, where the movie goes is interesting and made us want to see it again, to see what signs and portents we missed the first time around. Wish we could say more, but that would make us the kind of dicks that like to ruin a good thing for people.
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The Master Says- B+ Had Kill List given us a bit more to cleanse our pallet with at the end, we would have liked it more. As it stands, Kill List is a gritty, realistic, and fun ride that manages to throw a few interesting twists our way, and take the hit man genre to a whole new depth of eerie. Better than most, not as good as some, you should definitely give this one a spin in your DVD players.
Final Thoughts- Despite her being in the final two Twilight movies, we still have to give some love to Myanna Buring... How does someone so little get such big boobahs?