Thursday, February 4, 2016

CURVE

Curve Movie Review 

Mallory (Julianne Hough) is on her way to her wedding when her truck (actually her fiancées truck, but that's not important) breaks down in the mountains. Soon after a handsome fella named Christian (Teddy Sears) shows up to offer help. This being a horror film, she foolishly offers him a ride, and he turns out to be a psychopath (bet you didn't see that coming did you?). After a failed attempt to escape, Mallory now finds herself trapped in her overturned truck and at Christian's mercy. What we are left with is a whole lot of...

...this.
 
Yes, from this point on most of the movie is Mallory stuck in the truck, her leg stuck above her, and her screaming--do not underestimate how annoying a woman with a raspy voice can be when she screams. The movie starts off being a poor man's The Hitcher and somehow evolves (devolves?) into a poor man's Saw. Make no mistake--Christian has no interest in raping or killing Mallory--he just wants to give her a chance to survive, but at a price--he even hands her a saw at one point, for Gold's sake! This could all be forgiven but for three things: the acting is poor, the characters are uninteresting, and the pace of the film is dreadfully slow. They do manage to build a bit of tension when a policeman officer arrives on the scene, but this is quickly washed out as Mallory forgoes honking the horn to get his attention and decides to scream instead. They do throw in a little twist ending that is mildly interesting (if not original), so if you stick it out you may find some enjoyment. Curve is not a dreadfully poor movie, but it is nothing you will likely remember either.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 4

Curve Movie Trailer

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