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The Good: Interesting cast, characters well thought out. 1971 Chrysler Newport (sweet choice of wheels). All actors did a decent job with what they were given, which was a fair amount. Decent script in terms of people, places.
The Bad (or just unfortunate): Ted Levine's missing face. On the deleted scenes, there is a moment between two characters, the first whistles to the second and indicates they should speak on the phone, and the second whistles back, giving the "bird" and then indicating why the "bird" is flown. That less than 30 second bit of business is flawless.
The Ugly: In the summary I am referring to Plot Holes. There are so many logical inconsistencies throughout that I stopped feeling any real tension. One character consistently has access to information (names, travel plans, room numbers) that simply is not available... which would be fine in a film about supernatural events. This is not a supernatural film. The film has that slick, smooth Hollywood feel that the independent film community cannot afford, and when the Indies use the cheap, digital cameras there is a grittiness, a sense of real urgency. The cinematography was simply too pretty to work in a film of this type.
Overall: 5/10. Not really a complete loss. Worthy of a sit through with plenty of popcorn, or a higher score for folks that want to watch an action based horror film with friends/family/etc that really don't normally care for that kind of thing, but not powerful enough to warrant full attention from a fan of the genre.
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