Lets address the 220 pound raptor in the room.. An Alfred Hitchcock "The Birds" rip off or is it? I'm more inclined to believe it's simply paying homage to the Master of Horror! Case in point it didn't bat an eye when it turned on a dime and went full blown Fulci (eye trauma fetish wonderland) with the extremely graphic beak pluckage of the eyeball followed by an impressive Mount Vesuvius inspired gusher of crimson blood! And no it didn't…
AKA Two Pigeons
I'm no Howie Mandel (Germaphobe) but even I saw the benefits of wearing a hazmat suit while watching this film. A barf bag would have been very much welcomed as well! But when push comes to shove it proved to be entirely unnecessary, but surely would have reduced the mounting anxiety from worrying about whether or not I'd make it to the bathroom in time should the need arise! To be frank with my fellow Gorehounds just…
It would be easy to write director Dan Gilroy's (directorial debut) neo-noir crime thriller off as just another story about a sociopath when clearly it is about so much more! It is a scathing commentary on a corrupt media where ratings trumps the basic principles of ethics, integrity and morals!
"If it bleeds it leads" mentality reflects man's primal bloodlust! We've essentially replaced gladiators slaughtering Christians in Roman arena's with the network news!
And if you take it one step…
Went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by how clever and entertaining it turned out to be!
One part Groundhog Day, one part Starship Troopers! Tom Cruise is getting a little long in the tooth but he proved he's still got it!
Only gripe was the anticlimactic ending!