May 7, 2017

VOD Review: Rupture (2017)

"This movie made me rupture."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4578118/?ref_=nv_sr_1
I watched Rupture a couple of months back, and I've been sitting on this review ever since then, mainly because I wasn't sure I actually wanted to review it.

I do that sometimes; watch a flick and then have no desire to review it. It takes a lot of time to put a review together, and sometimes I just don't want do it after a flick has let me down. We've done 978 on thus site reviews so far, and if I had to guess, we've probably watched almost as many flicks that we haven't reviewed. There's only so much time in a day, and I hate wasting it on something that I'm not "feeling."

That's the issue with Rupture: It was a good looking movie, a twisted movie, and it had some truly WTF moments throughout, but at the end it just left me feeling flat.

So why am I finally messing with it now? Not sure. I'm flighty like that.

After being abducted from a desolate stretch of road, a woman named Renee is taken to a dingy warehouse where she's strapped to a metal table by a group of odd people who wear goggles with telescopic lenses, and subjected to a series of physical and mental tortures which are somehow supposed to make her "rupture."

"YOU HAVE LOVELY SKIN."
What in the hell does that mean? Well I've seen the movie and I'm still not quite sure, but it involves spiders, and odd liquid that's shot into people's veins, and Michael Chiklis doing his best pod person imitation.

IT ALSO INVOLVES DUCT TAPE. THE SHINY KIND, BECAUSE THAT MAKES THINGS SCARIER.
Rupture was a competent enough movie that just didn't go anywhere.

It's pretty intense. what with Noomi Rapace climbing through air vents to escape her captors and what not (and I won't lie, anything with spiders crawling on people gives me the willies in a big way), but it takes forever for us to learn anything about what's even going on, and when we do find out what the point of everything is, it's like well what's the point of that?

"The point is to get her to rupture, dummy."
"Yeah but why why are they trying to get her to rupture, whatever the hell that is?"
"Because they can."

Honestly, they're using fear to get people to "rupture" and "evolve" into beings who have no fear, but why? Are they aliens or monsters trying to take over the world, one ruptured person at a time? Are they just starting a club, and they really want some new members?

With a premise like that (as odd as it is), and with a cast that includes Noomi, Michael Chiklis, Peter Stormare and Kerry Bishe, you'd expect things to be captivating and well-played at least, even if nothing really has a point or makes any sense.

But no, that is not the case here.

LIKE US, NOOMI IS TRAPPED IN A GLASS CAGE OF WTF.
Aside from some facial disfiguration and a bunch of crawling spiders, this one is plenty disturbing, but not very bloody at all.

THIS MOVIE WAS TOUGH TO GET THROUGH, JUST LIKE THAT VENT WAS FOR HER.
Nope.

NOW HAD SHE BEEN CRAWLING AROUND NAKED... NO, STILL WOULDN'T HAVE WORKED.
With a cast this solid, and being that it was helmed by a guy who has made a great movie like Secretary, I have to wonder why Rupture ended up being so bland and forgettable. It plods along, not doing much of anything until it finally reveals its game plan that makes little sense, and worse, didn't make us care at all.

A great idea and a talented cast squandered, that's what Rupture is.

D+

Rupture is available now on VOD.

http://amzn.to/2pbgx9C

Not even Noomi and Kerry could save this one.

1 comment :

  1. Her crawling around naked would have lift this piece half a star. Still not good but at least more eye-candy. The morphing was reeeeeeeeeally bad. How could they even hope that this would satisfy the average person?

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