A solid Indie Thriller, Landmine Goes Click suffers from exactly what makes it such a compelling watch: its improbable and crazy paradigm shift.
It mostly worked, and then kinda didn't, but at the very least, this movie shook up Genre conventions and gave us something very different to chew on and digest. That's something at least.
*Beware, there are spoilers below!
|"HEY, ASSHOLES, CUT THE ROMANCE, I'M STANDING ON A LANDMINE HERE!"|
|THEY SURE ARE FRIENDLY OVER THERE IN GEORGIA.|
It's a twisted little movie, to say the least.
|DUDE, SHE'S LIKE 16. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?|
It was a pretty intense and engaging watch overall though.
|THIS PICTURE LEAVES ME AT A LOSS FOR WITTY COMMENTARY.|
***BEWARE ENDING SPOILERS!!!***
After what Ilya did to Alicia, it felt perfectly natural for Chris to seek the guy out, and want him dead. Why Ilya left him alive is beyond us (he should have killed them both, and been done with it), but he was alive, and therefore, deserved his revenge. Why Chris took that revenge on the guy's wife and daughter though... Sure, he wanted Ilya to feel as terrified and helpless as he had made him feel earlier, but Russian roulette? And he didn't once say "Hey, your scumbag husband raped and killed someone I love, so I'm here to kill him for it." No, he got all clever with things, and made it into a complicated mess where he ended up becoming as much of a scumbag as Ilya was.
And while we're in spoiler territory... the whole thing with his friend setting up such an elaborate ruse with the landmine just felt silly.
***END OF SPOILERS***
|LOVE TRIANGLES NEVER END WELL.|
|PAVEL CRAWLED ALONG WITH HER, DETERMINED TO NOT LET THAT HUMAN BITCH STEAL HIS BEST MOVE.|
|IT IS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY THOUGH...|
It's a good movie (if flawed), and since it's available to stream for free (if you are an Amazon Prime member), it's definitely worthy of 90-minutes of your time. *If you're not already a member, then join HERE. It's totally worth it.
Landmine Goes Click is available now on VOD.
Spencer Locke can make our landmine go click any day.