Sometimes when a movie’s rating talks about having gore or bloody violence, you think, “ok, no worries”. Sometimes they really mean it, and this is one of those times. This is Rated-R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language. Note how the “and language” is just kind of thrown in at the end. Well, there’s a reason for that. Don’t get me wrong, this movie has plenty of f-bombs flying around but they pale in comparison to the overly-done gore throughout the movie. It’s sad really, because this movie didn’t need that gore and would have actually been better without it.
I give this 3 Icees because there is a good story here and the storytelling (some via flashbacks) is pretty good as well. Unfortunately I can’t go any higher than that because of all the… well, you know. That and the fact that some scenes delve into the obvious just stop this movie from getting any higher of a rating.
David Harbour would not have been my first choice to play the title roll, or my second, third or fourth, but he really did pull it off quite well. Mila Jovovich (of Resident Evil fame) does decent as the antagonist but could have been much better if given enough screen time to do so.
So a promising remake that I’m sure hopes to re-launch a franchise starts off with a decent story but overkills with gore. Quentin Tarantino would be proud. Some fans will like that, but it brought the movie down for me. Definitely do not take little kids to see this movie!!
There is a scene during the credits and another after them.