Tuesday, 5 June 2012
I'm only just baby steps into my Stephen King quest, in which I plan to watch everything put to screen that he's ever written, and already I'm questioning this decision. So far I've enjoyed everything but if there's going to be a lot like Desperation then I'm in for the horror equivalent of a Machine Head concert - enjoyable for so long but then I just want to go home and watch something else.
Desperation stars Ron Perlman as Collie Etragian, a sheriff who picks up travelers on hsi highway and takes them to jail in the isolated town of the title of the movie tells us. He's a bad cop and there's something not quite right about him and evil is afoot.
This wasn't a bad movie by any means. In fact, it started off with a lot of promise and was captivating for awhile. The scenery was beautiful and worth watching alone, but it did enough to engage me for an hour. However, just when I was expecting the payoff I started feeling letdown. This was just a case of a film that shows potential and then falls a little flat. It began to feel like it was dragging on and became somewhat of a chore to watch. I had high hopes but came away feeling unfulfilled (now I know how every girl I've ever had relations with must feel... sorry ladies). I'd say recommend this if it was on TV, or maybe even give it a rental or pick it up cheap. There's enough here to enjoy, but there's even more to leave you feeling underwhelmed.