Friday, February 19, 2010
Cabin Fever 2 Review
One of my favorite directorial debut’s was Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever. However, the sequel to that went straight to dvd, and didn’t really involve Roth’s creative touch and for that, it suffered. Cabin Fever 2 came out this week, and really let me down in a lot of ways. However, there were a few good points but not enough to save the film from the straight to dvd blues.
First and foremost, I was really excited that Rider Strong was back, but not in the way you think, and unfortunately made the match suffer an unfortunate death fast. The gore effects start within 5 minutes, which I thought was awesome. There were some sick effects, and sometimes they looked CG but at others looked standard, I liked the mix of the two.
The film has a simple premise. The water that is bottled and sold at a small high school is turning the students into dead meat. It’s a sick process, but it’s a slow process and really lacks the pacing of the first film.
I love the way the film deals with the gore. I absolutely appreciated that. The film starts out looking like a legit theatrical release, but unfortunately, as the film progresses it falls short of anything worthwhile.
The film breaks down and really just rehashes the first film without the quality acting, and clever one liners. This film is like a zombie film with no zombies, and while it was interesting to see Winston back in his “partying” attitude, it was not nearly as good as the first film.
So much so that it’s not scary, and it’s not worth it. I was so let down. Maybe you’ll like it. Cabin Fever 2 doesn't deserve a whole lot of attention, even though liked bits and pieces. Maybe you'll enjoy it more.
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