Cursed Reviewed

Well, me and my buddy John, accompanied by his wife, managed to make it to and through Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s  ‘Cursed’. To put it simply, it was real bad.

I can handle a bad movie. I think that bad movies can still be entertaining and fun, but sometimes bad movies meander too far into the stupid and boy this was stupid.

On a personal note, I prefer when my werewolves are more animal than human. A four legged werewolf vs. the more humanoid 2 legged werewolf, if you will. That didn’t really affect my enjoyment of the film, but I thought i’d put it out there.

The acting in this movie is horrible, the script… poor, and the special effects… horrid.

What happened to Christina Ricci? An actress that was spoken about with so much promise a few years ago, is now appearing in this? Terrible. Jessie Eisenberg as her brother, blah. Joshua Jackson as the love interest, please. “I’ve only known you for 2 months but I love you and you’re the one.” And please, put a little emotion in your delivery every so often.

The only member of the cast that I enjoyed was actually the Scott Baio cameo, trying to get on as the third guest on Craig Kilborne’s show. Funny.

The special effects in this movie were underwhelming to say the least. I have a feeling that they could only afford one werewolf costume, as we were never allowed to see two werewolves on the screen at the same time. And, ooohhh, yeah, the dog special effects in the preview are just as bad on the big screen. Just bad.

About 80% into the movie comes a scene with a werewolf in a night club that is the pinnacle of stupidity and when this ’scene’ happened, my friend actually leaned over and punched me in the arm for making him come to this.

Don’t see this movie, good horror movies are so hard to come by nowadays. To support a movie like this will only encourage more of them to be made.