Horror / Thriller
Horror / Thriller
When two friends embark on a journey to Mexicali for a Birthday celebration, they soon realize their psychedelic shenanigans have taken a turn for the worse.
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July 03, 2018 at 05:16 AM
Fun little indie
I read somewhere that the budget for this movie was $500,000. That's ridiculous. I applaud the cast and crew and filmmakers as that's not easy. My favorite part of the movie was the guy from ER playing the tour guide, hilarious. Steve Tyler was funny as well. There were a few twists and turns, and it reminded me of the Hangover meets a Robert Rodriguez movie. I do think it's misleading calling this horror, but still, I had a blast!
The two girls, one who I knew from Waiting with Ryan Reynolds, was great as the love interest, and the other tall black girl was super scary!!! She was great. The other kid I didn't know, but I recognize Matt Bush from Adventureland and a bunch of TV commercials.
My favorite part was the drug kingpin in the hotel room, it shows that the director can fare well with some more serious stuff, but - it was a fun watch. Definitely worth a rental in this day and age of remakes and comic book movies.
What about Gremlins?
Brady (Matt Bush) discovers his girlfriend has cheated on him. In steps his buddy Tommy (Riley Litman) to take him to Mexico for a fun filled time to forget her. While there, things go awry and the guys are kidnapped and held for ransom by two slightly sadistic girls.
The film starts out as a comedy then becomes heavy as Brady must fend for his life. Twist was unfortunately expected and Steve Tyler was a treat.
Guide: F-word, sex, stripper nudity.
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I rather enjoyed this movie contrary to expectations, because I don't really "enjoy" movies where holidays go wrong and human trafficking is involved. However, I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't predicted the first twist right as it happens, and the second twist at the same time.
The fatal flaw in delivering the second twist is the line, "it wasn't supposed to be loaded". And to be fair their shenanigans at the border aren't too convincing either.
But apart from that I have to say kudos to the movie for poking fun at American paranoia about travelling abroad. The ending is kind of sweet, now that the 'actors' aren't playing their 'roles', they seem pretty normal, likable people and you don't feel cheated out of cheap death scenes.