P2

“P2” stars Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley and a number of unknown actors and actresses. It’s directed by first-timer Franck Khalfoun and written by Alexandre Aja (High Tension) and Franck Khalfoun.

A woman (Rachel Nichols) gets stuck inside the parking garage of her work late on Christmas Eve and becomes pursued by a psychotic security guard (Wes Bentley). Her chances of escaping become very slim when the security guard has cameras watching her every move. This leads to her struggle to survive the night and maybe, just maybe get out of P2 alive.

I just watched the movie and I’m already starting to forgetting it. It tries so hard to be a throwback to the 80’s slasher flicks, but only succeeds in being basic and unoriginal. This holiday horror flick has weak characters, a sloppy script, poor acting, and lack of style. It starts off dull and doesn’t ever pick up the pace, in which some moments of dozing and head-nodding occur. It’s sporadically gory and is extremely low on the suspense. The acting by Wes Bentley was so terrible, it’s almost unbelievable. His features are more the preppy school boy type than the unstable human being, resulting in the most unconvincing psychopath I have seen in recent years.

“P2” should’ve been released in it’s suitable form. That form being directly to DVD. I feel terribly bad for those poor horror fans who paid admission to see this. I’m sure most walked out to watch whatever was playing at the multiplex next door. “P2” is one of the dullest thrillers made in the past few years. In fact, you might have to glue you eyelids open for this one. A mundane slasher flick with practically nothing to recommend. The dialog is about as unoriginal as you can get and after watching “P2”, you’ll be tired of hearing the names Tom and Angela.

I recommend that you rent “High Tension” and any other throwback to 80’s slasher flicks if you intend on getting even the mildest of thrills. The film was so boring, it almost crossed into the unwatchable zone. The three gory scenes were executed and shot poorly. Even the most radical ending wouldn’t save the film from being a total waste of time. Completely avoid this one at all costs.

2 thoughts on “P2”

  1. ” I just watched the movie and I’m already forgetting it”
    -Your first of many tells revealing the hack behind the nice page layout. Why? If you’re forgetting it, then what you have to say about it isn’t informed.

    “It tries so hard to be a throwback to the 80’s slasher flicks”
    -You worked on the film? How did it go down? Was there a memo to the depts. stating the priority in unoriginality. These kind of hack statements are a pet peeve and lazy. You can spot a hack by unoriginal comments. Since YOU aren’t creative (which is why you can only write about it) you have to resort to comparing it top soimething you know instead of offering ideas or suggestions.

    “The acting by Wes Bentley was so terrible, it’s almost unbelievable. His features are more the preppy school boy type than the unstable human being, resulting in the most unconvincing psychopath I have seen in recent years.”
    -Wow, just how many peychopaths have you met? Must be a terrible life. So, because Wes isnt stereotypical and is different you can’t believe it? What does a psychopath look like? And don’t referenc e a movie, geek.

    I’m bored, you’re too easy. Text book bitterness, no imagination. No education. Get a real job

  2. –“I just watched the movie and I’m already forgetting it.” is another way of saying it was forgettable.
    –“It tries so hard to be a throwback to the 80’s slasher flicks” is saying that it contains all the elements that make a 80’s slaher flick but doesn’t feel like one.
    –“The acting by Wes Bentley was so terrible, it’s almost unbelievable. His features are more the preppy school boy type than the unstable human being, resulting in the most unconvincing psychopath I have seen in recent years.” is saying that Wes Bentley wasn’t frightening enough to be a psycho or even had the characteristic to make me believe he is one.
    Does that sum it all up for you DespSeekingCredibleCritic, about the so called hacks in my review?

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